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Nancy Ajram's online ‘Hope Beyond Borders’ concert trends on YouTube

Lebanese star Nancy Ajram gave a solo performance that was livestreamed on YouTube

Ati Metwaly , Friday 29 May 2020
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Lebanese popstar Nancy Ajram gave an online concert titled “Hope Beyond Borders” in Beirut on 26 May, during the Eid Al-Fitr celebrations. 

According to the YouTube video description, Ajram's performance comes as a "message of hope, love and joy” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Two days after its release, the video had reached almost one million views, and is one of the trending videos in Egypt.

“The world as we know it is changing yet again but we’re ready to stand through much more, knowing that we’re all in this together. We may be separated by borders, but we’re one, strong, beating heart," the video descriptin continues.

"Let’s hope for a better tomorrow, let’s hold on tight to our loved ones, whether near or far, and let’s continue appreciating what we have knowing that someone, somewhere, is even more in need than we are."

The video from the concert was produced by Chantal El Haber and Sarah Touma and directed by Samir Syriani.

It fuses Ajram's messages to the fans and her communication with her family. In one segment Ajram moves beyond the coronavirus, with the video presenting other difficult times in Lebanon or the wider Arab world. The documentary material accompanying the message presents archival videos of the Arab world shattered by wars and conflicts.

"Let's pray for peace and love," Ajram's voice says.

In the 20-minute video, Ajram sings a few of her well-known tracks, some performed in new arrangements: Albi Ya Albi (“Oh My Heart”), Aam Betaalla Feek (“I'm Getting Attached to You”), Betfakar Fi Eih (“What Are You Thinking About”), Helm El-Banat (“Girls’ Dream”), Ma Tegi Hena (“Come Here”), El-Donia Helwa (The World Is Beautiful”), among others.

The concert took place on what seems to be the roof of a building in an unknown location in Beirut.

Born in 1983 in the Lebanese capital, Ajram is one of the most popular artists in the Arab region.

Her breakthrough came with the single Akhasmak Ah (“I Will Upset You”).

The multi-platinum recording artist has released 11 albums and garnered dozens of music awards and recognitions in the Arab world.

Ajram's fame goes beyond the region's borders; her songs were a topic of discussion in a recent podcast by American teen popstar Billie Eilish.

The multi-award winning American singer and songwriter expressed her love for the Lebanese singer and her appreciation of Arabic music in general.

 

 

 

In the 20-minutes video, Ajram sings a few of her well known tracks, some performed in new arrangements: Albi Ya Albi (Oh My Heart), Aam Beta'alla' Feek (I'm getting attached to you), Betfakar Fi Eih (What are you thinking about), Helm El Banat (Girls Dream), Ma Tegi Hena (Come here), El Donia Helwa (A beautiful world), among others.

Ajram's live-streamed concert took place in what seems to be a roof of a building, in a private unknown location in Beirut.

Born in 1983 in Beirut, Nancy Ajram is one of the most popular artists in the Arab region.

She launched her career at the age of 15, yet her breakthrough came with the single Akhasmak Ah.

Today, the Arab world's multi-platinum recording artist has released 11 albums and garnered dozens of music awards and recognitions in the Arab world.

Ajram's fame goes far beyond the regional's borders.

Most recently Ajram's songs became a topic of dicussion raised in a podcast interview with an teen superstar Billie Eilish.

The multi-award winning American singer and songwriter expressed her love to the Lebanese singer and appreciation of Arabic music at large.


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