Hal Denya (the video)
“Hal Denya” an Arabic word meaning about time in the world was the first song Dahka Band recorded together as a band, written and performed in Arabic and English by Fathi Tabouche and I. it pretty much sums up the band’s diversity. Fathi came up with the idea to do a song that will speak of love and tolerance among all people regardless of their race, background or religious beliefs. we decided to shoot a video that will tell this positive story. Hal denya was recorded around June 2013 in Brooklyn with live instruments such as banjo, bass guitar, electric guitar, and drums.
Video shoot by Nigerian born film maker Adio Ash. Check it out below.
Words by Eli Fola
Photography by Emmanuel Afolabi