Monday, February 28, 2011

Israeli spoof becomes Libyan opposition anthem

Zenga zenga started out as a joke at Colonel Gaddafi's expense by an Israeli musician. Now it has become an online hit and the anthem of the Libyan opposition. Ynet News reports:

"Gaddafi's speech had all the makings of a hit," says Israeli musician Noy Alooshe, 31, about his idea to combine an upbeat tune to the harsh statements made by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. "Repeating the words 'Zenga zenga', his unique outfit, lifting his arms up in triumph like he's at a party – I just added some club music to it and thought it would be a funny joke."

Alooshe's "joke" has become very popular these past few days, with over 300,000 views on YouTube. The music clip - entitled "Zenga Zenga" - has become the Libyan opposition's anthem and an instant online hit.

The music video combines lines from Gaddafi's speech in which he vows to fight "inch by inch, home by home, alley by alley" - as the chorus for the song. The clip pokes fun at Gaddafi, showing minimally dressed women dancing in the background.

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