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Gweedore

Gweedore is an Irish-speaking district and parish located on the Atlantic coast of County Donegal in the west of Ulster in the north-west of Ireland. Gweedore stretches some 26 kilometres from Glasserchoo in the north to Crolly in the south and around 14 kilometres from Dunlewey in the east to Magheraclogher in the west, is one of Europe's most densely populated rural areas, it is the largest Irish-speaking parish in Ireland with a population of around 4,065, is the home of the northwest regional studios of the Irish-language radio service RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, as well as an external campus of National University of Ireland, Galway. Gweedore includes the villages Bunbeg, Dunlewey and Brinalack, sits in the shade of County Donegal's highest peak, Errigal. Gweedore is known for being a cradle of Irish culture, with old Irish customs, traditional music, Gaelic games and the Irish language playing a central and pivotal role in the lives of the local people. This, along with its scenery and many beaches, has made the area a popular tourist destination with visitors from Northern Ireland.

Gweedore and the neighbouring districts of Cloughaneely and the Rosses are collectively known locally as "the three parishes". Gweedore is the anglicisation of official Irish name Gaoth Dobhair. Gaoth refers to an inlet of the sea at the mouth of the Crolly River, known as An Ghaoth, it is the boundary between The Rosses to the south. Dobhar is an old Irish word for water. Therefore, Gaoth Dobhair translates as "the aqueous estuary"; the name Gweedore or Gaoth Dobhair refers to the traditional district and Catholic parish of the same name, not to one village or town. The villages of Bunbeg, Derrybeg and others are collectively known as Gweedore. Gweedore has a population of 4,500 and is divided into three District Electoral Divisions or wards: Machaire Chlochair with a population of 2,651 and an estimated 77% native Irish speakers. Cnoc Fola/Mín an Chladaigh with a population of 1,326 and 83% Irish speakers. Dún Lúiche with a population of 695 and 76% Irish speakers; the predominant spoken language of the district is Irish, but English can be heard as well.

All schools, religious services, advertisements are through Irish. Thousands of second-level and some third-level students from all over Ireland attend summer schools at Coláiste Cholmcille, Coláiste Bun an Inbhir, Coláiste Chú Chulainn, Coláiste Mhuire and Coláiste an Phiarsaigh in Gaoth Dobhair every summer to further their knowledge and understanding of the Irish language; this is a Gaeltacht, an area where the Irish language is the first language, providing an unbroken link with millennia of Irish history and culture. Since most of the inhabitants of the village are bilingual, it is common to hear English vocabulary used within an Irish sentence and vice versa. A rich subset of unique vocabulary and phrases has arisen from this bilingualism and owing to this, the parish has attracted some curious interest from both lexicographers and etymologists in the past. For example, the Irish suffix -ailte or -eáilte is used to form a Gaelicised version of English verbs, as in wreckailte "tired"; the Plantation of Ulster in 1609 added a twist to the fate of the parish.

Irish-speaking families who were driven from their fertile lands in the Lagan Valley and the surrounding areas made their way to the poor boglands of west Donegal. Some of them could go no further west. Around the same time and Scottish colonists began to arrive when this uncharted territory was converted to baronies, it appears the parish was sparsely populated up until the 17th century. The first people to arrive lived on the islands or by the shore in clusters, pockets of houses built close together and in each other's shade. Up until the early 19th century the parish was only populated and it seems the people had an amicable relationship with the landowners; the standard of life was to deteriorate with the arrival of new landlords in the 19th century, in particular Lord George Hill and his son Arthur. The people of the parish led by James McFadden, the parish priest in 1875–1901, challenged the landlords with the founding of the Land League and the Plan of Campaign; the killing by parishioners of Royal Irish Constabulary District Inspector William Limbrick Martin outside the local church, Teach Phobail Mhuire, in Derrybeg on Sunday 3 February 1889, while rushing Father McFadden with a drawn sword, was the climax of the Land War in Gweedore.

The case was recalled in the 1928 memoirs of Tim Healy, who defended Father McFadden and his parishioners. An Irish American journalist, W. H. Hurlbert investigated the landlord-tenant dispute in Gweedore in minute detail in his book Ireland under Coercion, published in 1888. Many books have been published in Irish, several in English, detailing Gweedore's rich history. One of the most prolific of local historians was Cáit Nic Giolla Bhríde. On the afternoon of 23 June 2009, a severe thunderstorm struck Gweedore, it was centred on the adjoining villages of Bunbeg and Derrybeg, lasted for several hours, causing two rivers to burst their banks, flooding houses and factories, ripping up roads and destroying bridges. Lightning which lasted for two hours damaged power lines and caused a major breakdown of mobile phone service, leaving people trapped by the floods unable to contact help. Up to 20 houses were cut off from the outside world a

Rinôçérôse

Rinôçérôse is a French band founded by Jean-Philippe Freu and Patrice Carrié that mixes rock music and electronic dance music. The duo of musicians work as psychologists, calling themselves, "Psychologists by day, musicians by night", they compose music in English and German. They are based in Montpellier. "Le Mobilier" was the single. The song "Cubicle", from their album, was featured on a television advertisement for Apple's iTunes and iPod. Schizophonia marks a new turning point in the band's music, with a more mainstream rock groove rather than a more ambient electronic sound. Schizophonia contains an unprecedented amount of vocals compared to previous albums, in which lyrics are used sparingly, or not at all; the band has released an eponymous greatest hits album, named Rinôçérôse. Rinôçérôse contains hit singles such as "Bitch", "Cubicle", "Music Kills Me", "My Demons". Rinôçérôse released their most recent album Angel & Demons in 2017, their song "La Guitaristic House Organisation" was featured in the soundtrack of the video game NHL 2000 by EA Sports.

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Warda Al-Jazairia

Warda Al-Jazairia was an Algerian singer, well known for her Egyptian Arabic songs and music. Her name meant Warda the Algerian, but she was sometimes referred to as just Warda or as "The Algerian Rose" in the Arab world. Warda Fatouki was born in 1939 in France, to an Algerian father and a Lebanese mother, she started singing at the age of eleven in 1951. She became well known for her singing of patriotic Arabic songs. In 1972, Algerian president Houari Boumediène asked her to sing to commemorate Algeria's independence, she performed with an Egyptian orchestra, she moved to Egypt, where she made her fame and married the popular Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi. She performed many of his songs and those of other Egyptian composers rising to fame and releasing several albums per year. Additionally, she starred in a few Egyptian movies, she was granted the Egyptian nationality and sang popular nationalist songs for the country as Helwa Belady El Samra. The Egyptian song "My Great Homeland", was performed by the biggest stars in Egyptian music industry at that time including Abdel Halim Hafez, Sabah, Najat Al Saghira and Faiza Kamel.

The song urged for a united Arab nations to defeat foreign occupation. Warda died on 17 May 2012 after suffering a cardiac arrest, she was 72 years old. On 19 May, her body was flown back to Algeria, her homeland, where she was given a state funeral, was buried in Algiers' El Alia Cemetery, reserved for national heroes. WardaOnline.com, official site Warda discography and music musicmoz.org page Warda Al-Jazairia on IMDb