Toronto, ON’s well-known and well-loved Arab-Canadian artists Maryem Tollar and Roula Said have a comedic and theatrical side project called FAOC (Pronounced FOWK – Friggin’ Arab Orchestra Company).
Fresh for Christmas 2021, they’ve released a three-track EP of novelty Christmas classics, Arab Ladies Sing Christmas Carols Written by Jews, after 2020’s hit single of the same title.
Today, they’ve teamed up with us, at Canadian Beats to unveil their video for “Semites Like Us Love Christmas (Rudolph)”, a new take on an old classic re-imagined by Maryem Tollar, Roula Said, and Dave Wall – with original musical interludes by David Buchbinder Director and Cinematographer – Valerie Buhagiar Editor – Chantale Viens.
“Semites Like Us Love Christmas” takes the back-story of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (written by a Jew about a “different” person/reindeer whose difference causes them to be shunned) and makes a claim for the “rest of us” to be included.
Check out the video for “Semites Like Us Love Christmas” below, and stay up to date with FAOC via their socials.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.