Where Is Peace? Wael Fashny joins Egyptian musicians in song for Gaza

Ati Metwaly , Wednesday 29 Nov 2023

Egyptian singers Wael El-Fashny, Aly Alalfy, Noha Hafez, and Hadeer El-Sherif, and numerous child singers, join hands in Where Is Peace — a newly released song in support of the people of Gaza.



"Where is the elusive peace? Where lies the elusive sense of security? The fundamental right to life is perishing, rendering the efficacy of mere words questionable... when the prevailing sounds are those of bullets or death," the lyrics sing.

Released on Monday, the song is written by Wael El-Ebeedy, and composed and arranged by Khaled Owaida.

The song’s music video, directed by Enas Al-Khashab, displays the singers on a black background.  

The song features a children's choir, with four young soloists: Lamis Mahmoud, Mahdy Mohamed, Mona Ibrahim, and Maya Nasif.

Conducted by Owaida, the Fortissimo String Orchestra includes Sherif Kamel on the qanoun, Sherif Fahmy on the guitar, Ahmed Ragab on the bass guitar, and Ramy Doby on the drums.  

This is the latest in a series of songs released recently by musicians from across the Arab world expressing their solidarity with Palestine amid the Israeli brazen war.

Since 7 October Israel has killed more than 15,000 and injured more than 50,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, two-thirds of them being women and children.

Earlier this month, Kuwaiti singer Humood Alkhudher released a track titled Palestine is My Country (Falasteen Biladi).

In addition, an Egyptian rapper challenged historical misconceptions in his new track Land of Canaan.

Those were preceded by Raise Gaza (Ya Ghaza Aoumi) performed by three Shaabi singers Houda Bondok, Mohamed Osama, and Khaled Agami as well as We Are Awakened performed by You Palestine by Egyptian Choir Project.

In addition, 25 artists from the Middle East and North Africa came together to release Rajieen (We Are Coming Back).

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