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Barbadian Singer Mighty Gabby Debuts ‘Free Palestine’ Song

Barbadian calypso folk singer Mighty Gabby debuted his song, "Free Palestine," during the Palestinian Film and Arts Festival in Barbados
Barbadian Singer Mighty Gabby Debuts ‘Free Palestine’ Song

Gabby’s lyrics start by criticizing three Caribbean countries for voting against a U.N. resolution to upgrade Palestine’s national status.

Barbadian calypso folk singer Mighty Gabby debuted his song, “Free Palestine,” during the Palestinian Film and Arts Festival in Barbados. 

Anthony Feteiit, or Mighty Gabby, regarded as the “foremost folk singer in Barbados,” told the audience he wrote the song because he supports Palestine and the Palestinian people’s “right to have a state … and freedom.”

In his song, the folk singer also criticizes the Israeli occupation of several regions of Palestinian territory, constructing walls that keep Palestinians out of their native lands. 

Gabby’s lyrics start by criticizing three Caribbean countries — Barbados, Haiti and the Bahamas — for voting against a 2012 United Nations resolution to upgrade Palestine’s status to be a non-member observer state.

The lyrics are as follows:

Barbados, Haiti and Bahamas
Refuse to behave the way they should
They wouldn’t join the United Nations
In recognising Palestine nationhood

That’s why I say:

Free Palestine, Free Palestine
Let the wall come down, stop the occupation
Free Palestine, Free Palestine

Let the wall come down, bring peace to the region

The week-long festival was hosted by the Caribbean Against Apartheid in Palestine (CAAP) from 13-18 November, in association with Middle East Monitor and P21 Gallery to mark 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, the British decree that declared that the “Jewish people” could create a “national home” in Palestine.

Source/Middle East Monitor – TeleSUR

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