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AWARD-WINNING Palestinian singer Nai Barghouti has released a song in solidarity with those around the world fighting oppression and the global Covid-19 pandemic.
The song, Think of Others, is based on a poem of the same name by Mahmoud Darwish, dubbed Palestine’s “national poet.” It features recordings of his voice with the accompanying video showing images of communities fighting poverty, military occupation and violence.
Ms Barghouti said this was her inspiration when composing the music to Mr Darwish’s poem. “I was indeed thinking of so many others. Of Palestinians under a 13-year lockdown in Gaza or in crowded refugee camps. Of communities fighting repression, poverty, racism and structural oppression. Of courageous medics and humanitarian workers worldwide resisting the pandemic.”
The video, comprising single smartphone camera shots, features striking images including those of children in Yemen, Kashmir and Pakistan; a family in a Brazilian favela facing armed officers; a devastated Iraqi father holding his child; a hopeful scene from Wuhan; Palestinian refugees in Gaza, Syria and Lebanon; a healthcare worker in Italy; and a parking lot used for the homeless in Las Vegas, among others.
“When humanity as a whole is facing this unique threat, I feel it is our moral duty to lift up the voices of particularly those who must cling on to hope for a more just and peaceful future while relentlessly resisting systems of injustice. This video is my attempt to fulfil this duty,” Ms Bharghouti said.
Palestine has 492 recorded cases of coronavirus and two deaths. But there are fears that the disease could spread across the region due to poor sanitation, cramped conditions and a blockade imposed by Israeli occupying forces leading to a lack of medical resources.
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