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“Land for All”… Beirut Appeals for Peace | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Beirut-Under the sponsorship of the United Nations in Beirut, singer Tania Kassis has launched a new song called “Al-Ard lel Jamii” (Land for All). The event was hosted by ABC Ashrafieh Mall and was attended by a number of ambassadors, politicians, and media figures.

A chorus of 100 vocalists from four musical bands participated in this song, which speaks about the land of peace, that all people dream about and that it can be reached through unity and love.

Speaking during the event, Kassis pointed that the song is a peace appeal from Lebanon to the world in the midst of disappointment and frustration that control today’s generation.

She said that she wanted this appeal to be universal and to address the frustrated youth that is concerned about its future as a result of the terrorist attacks worldwide. “Land for All”, which will be sang by Kassis on July 9 at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, is composed by Fadi al-Rai and distributed by Michel Fadel. The song is taken from the international music “Vorto Carmina Burana” mixed with an eastern rhythm. The song has been played by Kiev Orchestra led by Maestro Vladimir Cerinco.

The song was launched in Arabic language in a video directed by Elie Berberi in one of the ABC Mall’s cinema halls. The song will also be issued soon in French and English versions. Kassis, who received a Murex D’Or Award for the “best national song”, noted that all the video’s scenes are real, and that the landscapes are taken from the documentary “Rise above Lebanon”, which shows Lebanon’s exceptional beauty.

The Lebanese singer told Asharq Al Awsat that this song is like a peace anthem that emphasizes a humanitarian message to save the world from wars and devastation, and encourages coexistence regardless of nationalities. She hoped the song will receive a positive impact in Lebanon and the whole world, as it will be shown on local and foreign channels.

Although Kassis studied in foreign schools, she accepted to sing this song in the classical Arabic language because she believed that we should be proud to speak in our mother language.

Lebanese MP Serge Torsarkissian lauded the humanitarian message carried by Kassis since the beginning of her career, saying she was more active than the official Lebanese ambassadors abroad.