Listen to Roger Waters' New Track, 'Supremacy'

Roger Waters Recites Palestinian Poem on Supremacy

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With musical backing by Le Trio Joubran, a group of oud-playing brothers, he's released it as "Supremacy", and you can listen to it below.

Roger Waters teamed up with Palestinian band Le Trio Joubran to record "Supremacy", a rebuke to the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and eventually move the USA embassy there. The words are taken from a poem called The Red Indian's Penultimate Speech To The White Man, by Palestinian national poet Mahmoud Darwish. The act was widely criticized as being detrimental to the Middle East peace process, given Jerusalem's status as a divided city.

In a statement to Rolling Stone, Waters said, "On the surface, [the poem] narrates the last speech of the Native American to the white man, but it speaks also to Darwish's beloved Palestine and its indigenous people.In fact, [it's relevant] to all victims of settler colonialism everywhere, always".

Trio Joubran and Waters recorded the song in Paris and London after Trump's declaration last December, according to Rolling Stone.

"We have been touring the world with our ouds for the past 15 years, taking with us - from city to city - a bit of Palestine", the band said in a joint statement. They added that the video was released to mark the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian "Nakba", when more than 700,000 Arabs fled or were expelled from their homes during the 1947-49 Israeli War of Independence.

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