After the civil war, that lasted from 1975 till 1990, Israel kept half of Lebanon occupied as some sort of “security zone”. In this “security area”, that they controlled from 1982 till 2000, they left behind several hundred thousand land mines in the Lebanese soil.
In 2006, Israel dropped an additional 4 million cluster bombs of “leftover” ammunition over Lebanon, leaving up to 49 percent bombs unexploded for children and farmers to discover in the future.
The result of the 2006 war left parts of the country in ruins, and more than 1200 people dead. Why? Because two Israeli soldiers were detained by Hezbollah, in hope of exchanging them with some of the many, many lebanese people illegally arrested by Israel. You do the math!
Salam is one of our many friends in the South. She is from Palestine, but has never been in her home country because it still is occupied by Israel. Instead she lives in one of the many refugee camps in Lebanon.
When she’s not at home, she is out in the fields clearing the soil from bombs and mines. She is part of the only female demining team in Lebanon.
Hopefully, she will soon be able to return to her stolen land to put cucumbers and tomatoes in soil instead.
– Full-length interview with the producer of this summer’s biggest hits.
– BONUS VIDEO! Crowd Cam from Example’s performance at Hove!!!
Today marks the UK release of Live Life Living, the fifth album of Brit musician Example. Sure we had never heard of him before despite his whopping 2 million followers on Twitter and 25 million listens on Spotify, but Example already knows that.
“In Norway people know my songs more than my name, when I tell them I’m Example they’re like ‘... [more]
– Catch the show tonight so he doesn’t have to
“We’ll be stage diving and shit, so hopefully I won’t break my knee or neck, I don’t want to die. Ok, If I could choose to die I’d rather die on stage then somewhere else…” Rapper Arif told 2famous.TV, as we discussed being a local superstar, what festivals like HOVE mean to Norwegian artists and what we should expect from his show tonight.
– The kids went mental!
Some of the artists at the Hove festival OWNED the audience, and Bastille was definitely one of the highlights. With complete crowd control they moved thousands of Norwegian teenagers to synchronized madness. It was one of those experiences that will live for ever on hundreds of Instagram accounts. (Most of the kids here says that they don’t remember the festival from day to day). [more]
HOVE goes hardcore when L.A. rapper hits the stage
Earl Sweatshirt, who hails from my hometown adjacent city of Los Angeles (well, as you’ll see in the video, even if L.A. is the easiest point of reference on the international scene, if you grew up in the ‘burbs, never tell people who are actually from L.A. that you’re from there, because they will call your Orange County ass out so fast), shook the AMFI stage with some hard-... [more]
As the 2famous crew sat on the beach, contemplating life and looking out onto the horizon, distant tribal beats were calling our names. We had to get to where ever that music was coming from. The 20-minute journey from the beach to the stage was playing was dramatic…we were walking fast in fear that The Busy Twist... [more]