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"Don't tell me what's forbidden, you're not my husband": the problematic line in Noa Kirel and Odia's song - voila! culture


Tslili Klipi, one of the song's writers, lol! Tarbut: "I can understand how it might sound, but it's a song that is all humor"

Noa Kirel (Omari Silver)

At the beginning of the week "Mami" was released, a duet between two of the biggest pop stars in Israel - Noa Kirel and Odia.

They wrote the song together with some of the best-known writers in Israel - Tslili Klipi, Mai Sepadia and Vinon Yahal (who also produced it musically).

The song came out, was successful on the radio, on YouTube and on social networks, but it seems that one line from it made some of the people who listened to it move uncomfortably: "You won't tell me what's forbidden, you're not my husband yet."

Tslili Clipi, one of the writers of the song "Mami" alongside Noa Kirel, Odia, Yanon Yahal and Mai Sepadia, who is the creator responsible for the line?

"I don't remember. In the session, each one throws something, a sentence goes down, a sentence goes up, I really don't remember which of us wrote it."

What did you mean by this sentence?

"I can understand how it can sound. But as soon as you write a song that is all humor and teasing, I assume that this is the continuation of the atmosphere. In other words, 'You are not my husband, don't tell me what to do'. Like someone who is not so related to you will come to you and tell you what to do, you will say to her: 'What, are you my wife?'. It's an expression."

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This is a charged line, and from its simplicity a problematic message can arise from it, according to which the husband is allowed to tell his wife what is forbidden.

Is that what you meant?

"Listen, I can tell you that we are four women and no one tells us what is forbidden. You can go check it out. I don't think there is such an interpretation. I think that in songs sometimes you have to lighten the hidden message and the philosophical layer and understand that in the end, especially in pop, we come To convey an atmosphere of audacity, fun, lightness and humor. None of the creators are certainly subordinate to any man, and we obviously do not encourage any woman to be subordinate to any man."

Be aware of the simple causal interpretation that oppresses women, as if marriage establishes a woman's dependence on a man, and authorizes him to deprive her of her rights or harm her freedom, and this is a huge violation of women's status.

"There's something in this song, if you don't give this sentence the weight you're talking about. What happened was that two gun girls came who are insanely successful in their own right and decided that this time they wouldn't work with writers they're used to working with and rather contact the writers personally. There's Girl power is also real behind the scenes. We flew over each other, we were happy for each other and there was no ego. We brought the femininity and the strength. I didn't even notice the meaning of this sentence, do you believe me?"

The sentence is sung by Sara Odia.

Did she feel comfortable singing it?

"I think we didn't even pay attention to the interpretation. It's an expression, you're not my husband yet."

There are words, phrases or slang in the language that even if they are common are problematic, for example the word "cup" which is quite terrible or the disturbing word "husband" in itself, which implies that the woman is owned by the man.

"I think we are in such an advanced place in my eyes. In the music industry and in my experience as a woman I don't experience these inferiority feelings of 'wait, he told me what to do? The man took over me?'

Maybe that's why we didn't put an emphasis on it. Because really the women who wrote this song are very strong and we didn't come from feelings of inferiority and it wasn't even in our minds. I don't forget that there is still a lot for women to complete in order to reach equal status, God forbid I don't subtract from it".

  • culture

  • music

  • Israeli music


  • Noa Kirel

  • Odia Azulai

Source: walla

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