FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2017: Shamsaan PalS4Peace Music Project
Song Title: Think of Others
Artists: Janna Jihad Ayyad and Sumayya Kalla
The inspiration and motivation behind the recording of the song “Think of Others” by the Shamsaan project was to provide a collaborative platform for young Palestinian voices to rise above the walls that divide and build bridges to connect with the world.
Palestine’s youngest journalist, Janna Jihad Ayyad, aged 11, joins 12 year old, Sumayya Kalla of South Africa in a collaborative sound track “THINK OF OTHERS” with lyrics of a poem by Palestine’s national poet Mahmoud Darwish, produced by Jeremy Karodia at Black Seed Studios.
Together, the girls send a powerful message; challenging the selfie-generation’s obsession with personal image and imploring us to turn our minds towards others – those that are denied freedom or basic human rights. With the love of humanity in their hearts, we are reminded to unite in building a world of peace, justice and equality.
The music video was filmed during the 2017 Shamsaan Pals4Peace Tour at Constitutional Hill, a site of incarceration and oppression under apartheid that today is home to South Africa’s highest court that endorses the rights of all citizens.
Raise your voice with SHAMSAAN #ThinkOfOthers in a better world for all our children
2017 Marks 69 years of Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories that violates international law and Palestinian human rights, yet the mechanisms that maintain and perpetuate this, remain firmly in place. This song is a global call for solidarity with to stand with Palestine and all vulnerable communities across the world. As Nelson Mandela said, “Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.”
#THINKOFOTHERS #Shamsaan #Pals4Peace welcomes your participation in raising awareness and helping to make a real and lasting change in minds and hearts everywhere.
Use your voice loudly with ours…#United4Freedom
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