I rememebr disco. In fact, I prolly remember almost every disco hit. I can’t name them all of course but I remember them. Anyway,this article reads that this band was an iconic 1970’s disco group with a disco hit called “River to Babylon”… I have never heard of the band nor the song. I think this is just a PR thing to get them in the press. I went to YouTube and listened to the song just incase I had forgotten it. Nope, never heard it before…So I call FAIL on this….Funny how the article goes on to read they performed in front of “hundreds”…not bad for a 1970’s “iconic” disco band……
When the iconic 1970s disco group Boney M rocked Ramallah this week, the local music festival prevented the band from performing one of its biggest hits.
Lead singer Maizie Williams said Palestinian concert organizers told her not to sing “Rivers of Babylon.” The song’s chorus quotes from the Book of Psalms, referring to the exiled Jewish people’s yearning to return to the biblical land of Israel.
Palestinians often question the Jewish historical connection to the Holy Land. Organizers said they asked for the song to be skipped, deeming it “inappropriate.”
“I don’t know if it is a political thing or what, but they asked us not to do it and we were a bit disappointed that we could not do it because we know that everybody loves this song no matter what,” she said.
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