Algeria's Amine Babylone (left), Tunisia's Hasan Kharbech and Carmen Suleiman from Egypt (right) are among the 24 artists and musicians who will feature in the song, the lyrics of which have been provided by Amir Teima and Shady Ahmed, and music composed by Sveinung S Nygaard.
By Sports Reporter/Doha
To watch the video of the Qatar 2015 Official Song visit: http://youtu.be/h7n2If4n-W0)
The Qatar 2015 Organising Committee has launched a unique project that brings together 24 musicians and artists from around the world to create the Official Song of the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship.
With the Championship set to take place in fewer than 30 days, excitement is growing among the global community of handball fans. This initiative truly embraces the international spirit of the event by collaborating with renowned artists from each of the participating countries. Using music as a platform, the song helps spread a message of unity and encourages support for the sport of handball.
Fahad al-Kubaisi, a prominent Qatari singer, has been chosen to represent the host nation of Qatar. The official song will also feature the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and the Siwar choir, Qatar’s leading youth choir which was established by Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC). Siwar aims to support talented Arab children by encouraging them to join the choir and training them to sing professionally.
Expressing his enthusiasm about the official song, al-Kubaisi said: “I am extremely honoured to have been given the opportunity to represent my country Qatar, the proud host nation of the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship. It has been a truly enriching experience to work on this and the official song definitely holds up to its purpose of bridging barriers in addition to enhancing communication with countries and creating sense of unity and togetherness.”
Mani Hoffman, representing France, added: “Music has a way of crossing geographical boundaries and the collaboration between various regional artists for this song will strengthen its mission to engage everyone. It will also make them feel like they are part of a global community.”
The song has been launched along with a music video featuring all the international artists that have participated in this project. There is also a special documentary being produced, showing the “making of” the official song and including a few interviews.
Other confirmed artists include Belarus’ Alexander Rybak, Slovenia’s Alya, Egypt’s Carmen Suleiman, Austria’s Charlee, Macedonia’s Daniel Kajmakoski, Argentina’s Daniela Herrero, Czech’s Ewa Farna, Denmark’s Fallulah, Chile’s Francisca Valenzuela, Tunisia’s Hasan Karbech, Iceland’s Jon Jonsson, Croatia’s Lana Jurcevic, Brazil’s Lucas Silveira, Bosnia’s Marija Sestic, Russia’s Nyusha, Germany’s Oceana, Sweden’s Ola, Spain’s Pablo Lopez, Poland’s Rafal Brzozowski, Iran’s Shahab Tiam, Algeria’s Amine Djemmal and Saudi Arabia’s Jaber al-Kaser.
Lyrics of the Official Song have been provided by Amir Teima and Shady Ahmed, and music composed by Sveinung S Nygaard.
One of the main objectives of the Qatar 2015 Organising Committee is to boost the prestige of handball. The song will play a significant role in that, promoting the Championship and its message of unity through sport to a global audience.
Participating artists have also helped to raise awareness about Education Above All (EAA) and its programme ‘Educate A Child’, that will be supported by the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship.
Proceeds from ticket sales of the championship will help to further the efforts of EAA’s programme and several artists have also pledged their support through an online campaign.
The song’s music and lyrics reflect the pride, the passion that people feel in supporting their national team. It will engage audiences at the championship to sing and cheer for their teams during the matches (To watch the video of the Qatar 2015 Official Song visit: http://youtu.be/h7n2If4n-W0).
The 24th Men's Handball World Championship will take place in Doha from January 15 to February 1, 2015.
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