Broadcast premiere for charity song from Arab superstars
Rebecca Hawkes ©RapidTVNews | 10-11-2011 A Quincy Jones collaboration with Emirati social entrepreneur Badr Jafr, bringing together 24 musicians from 16 Arab nations for a charity single Tomorrow-Bokra, will be broadcast live on MBC and online by YouTube on 11 November.
CNN is the global media partner for the glamorous launch event at the One&Only Palm, Dubai, teamed with Sony Music as the project's record label.
The song, a remake of Quincy Jones' song Tomorrow (A Better You, A Better Me), will be produced by the Grammy award winning star along with RedOne (aka Nadir Khayat). Malek Akkad will direct the music video and accompanying documentary.
International singer/producer AKON will join the legendary Lebanese singer Majida El Roumi who wrote the Arabic lyrics; Kadim Al Sahir who worked on the music adaptation; Marwan Khoury (Lebanon); Sherine Abdel Wahab, Tamer Hosny (Egypt); Saber Rebai, Latifa (Tunisia); Fayez Al Saeed (UAE); Asma Lmnawar, Hayat Al Idrissi, Hasna Zallagh (Morocco); Souad Massi (Algeria); Cheb Jilani (Libya); Diana Karazon, Hani Mitwasi (Jordan); Nassif Zaitoun (Syria); Rim Banna (Palestine); Essa Al Kubaissi, Fahad Al Kubaissi (Qatar); Salah Al Zadjali (Oman), Ahmad Al Jumairi (Bahrain); Waed, Mashael (Saudi Arabia); and Ahmed Hussein (Kuwait).
All proceeds raised from the charity project will finance educational programmes in music, arts and culture for children across the Arab world, in association with a series of organizations including the United Nations World Food Programme.