Hejira


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the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 which marked the beginning of the Muslim era

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a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment

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They find themselves as "prisoner[s] of the white lines of the freeway," as Joni Mitchell put it in her legendary road-song "Coyote" of her 1976 album Hejira, and as such are not liberated by motion, but confronted with spatial limitations not much different from those encountered at the hearth.
However, jazzy covers of Jill Scott's It's Love and Angie Stone's P*** Off hinted that Hejira could bolster their appeal even more once they write some more original material.
Cuando vean escrita la palabra hegira o hejira, valen las dos formas, su codigo de informacion les remite inmediatamente a la era de los musulmanes, que se empieza a contar desde el ano 622 de la era cristiana, y senala la fecha en que Mahoma huyo de la ciudad de la Meca a la de Medina.
This 1980 concert, touring mostly behind Hejira, features a dream band: Pat Metheny (guitar), Jaco Pastorius (bass), Lyle Mays (keys), Michael Brecker (sax), and Don Alias (drums).
Moving to Boise is not like moving to Romania, and those who make a go of it during the hejira in the Idahoan hinterland can always move back home when their financial situations improve.
Their dates are written in the same order as ours even though their writing is not, and the Hejira calendar can be converted to the Gregorian by deducting 3pc and adding 622.
Joni followed me through college and as a postgraduate I took Hejira with me on travels through California, to Minnesota, Mexico City, Paris, Madrid, New York City and back to Mexico, back to Texas.
Or possibly "Amelia" from the Hejira album, which had been written for some lesbians.
Everything, in fact, is on the move, for this is a book of passages, of migration, of hejira.
The revelation, though, was Hejira, a majestic concept album of epic proportions, filled with ideas, drowned in the pain of adulthood and the beauty of its sparse instrumentation, mainly Joni's matured voice and Jaco Pastorius' bass.
Some we met said they were outmoded, failed andoumboulouous birth brought back to life, trek we resisted they insisted we set out on, what-said hejira, what being said made so.
Her Miles of Aisles (1974, #2), The Hissing of Summer Lawns (1975, #4), Hejira (1976, #13), and Court and Spark (1974, #2) are considered among the most influential and important albums of the rock era.
washed twice a year in the hejira months of Muharram and Shaaban) using Zamzam