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"We want to keep dancing" ... you hear this refrain more and more often in France in the last few weeks. Sung and danced in numerous flash mobs in public places. The chanson "Danser encore" has blossomed into a hymn of peaceful and creative resistance to the Corona measures in recent weeks. Just last week hundreds of French people danced their frustration away at Paris' Gare de l’Est. Pictures that warm your heart and give you hope. Further actions are planned. Of Jens Berger.
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Since only a few of our readers understand the text of the song, we have prepared a free translation for you.
We want to keep dancing
See how our thoughts embrace our bodies
spend our lives in chord progressions
Oh no, no ..........
We are migratory birds. Never docile, not really wise.
We do not swear allegiance to the dawn under all circumstances.
We come to break the silence.
And when the "good king" speaks on television in the evening and proclaims the verdict,
we show ourselves disrespectful. But always with elegance.
Oh no, no …….
Car, subway, work, consumption, decrees, prescribed absurdities.
And woe to him who thinks ...
And woe to him who dances ...
Every authoritarian measure, every security order
sweeps away our trust more. You try with perseverance
lock up our conscience.
Oh no, no …….
Let's not be impressed by any of these
sell the fear in abundance. Indecent fears.
Let's keep them at bay for our sanity.
For our social and ecological health
are our smiles, our intelligence
the instruments of resistance to their madness.
Oh no, no …….
Admittedly, the text of this protest song sounds more rounded in French. The song is by Kaddour Hadadi, known as HK, the head behind the artist collective HK et les Saltimbanks - a son of Algerian immigrants who is known in France as a classic left-wing singer-songwriter with reference to the labor movement. In other words, exactly the artist whose colleagues in Germany are so boomingly silent.
Hadadi published the song “Danser encore” in December last year and the video has already attracted more than two million viewers on YouTube - and the trend is growing rapidly.
With the tightening of the corona measures in France, the song has become the anthem of peaceful resistance. It has already been sung on hundreds of flash mobs in dozens of cities. Here is a small selection:
It's nice to see that many people in France still have their joie de vivre and their typical Gallic spirit of resistance. The media coverage is particularly cautious and critical. It is true that - which is probably a quirk of journalists around the world - there is talk of a lack of masking and spacing, the carefully conditioned reflexes in the German media are fortunately absent from our neighbors. It's also hard to denigrate the colorful mix of musicians and flash bullies as conspiracy theorists, Nazis, or anti-Semites.
Something like that would be difficult to imagine in Germany. As a reminder: Paris currently has an incidence of 600. In this country, water cannons would probably arrive and the media would proclaim the pandemic doom of the West. France is evidently a little further in this regard.
We want to show the song and the beautiful videos as they give courage. All of Europe has gone mad? No! A country populated by indomitable Gauls never ceases to resist madness. And that's a good thing and gives us all courage. Nous on veut continuer à danser encore. We want to keep dancing.
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