IOM Egypt with AfriCairo Collective Release Three Inspiring Songs Performed by Migrants and Egyptian Artists on Empowering Migrant Communities
Cairo, June 20, 2021 – Funded by the Embassy of Japan in Egypt, the Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Egypt , in collaboration with ‘AfriCairo Collective’, has launched three songs as part of a campaign called “Music Brings Us Together’. The songs - ‘Zemay’, ‘Sorry my Little Girl’, and ‘Adaye’ have been performed by a group of migrant and Egyptian artists with unique genre of music and special African taste.
These songs (in three languages; English, Arabic and Tigrinya) convey inspirational messages of unity in diversity through music. The songs talk about the host countries of migrants, the fight against trafficking crimes and the commended role of parents on caring for their children.
“I have always believed that art and music are a powerful and creative vehicle to promote a message of togetherness and tolerance,” said Laurent de Boeck, IOM Chief of Mission to Egypt. “Thanks to the support from the People of Japan, as well as the amazing collaboration with AfriCairo Collective, we are amazed by the creative work of migrant and Egyptian artists who express themselves in such a unique way.”
The first launched song ‘Zemay’, depicts the pain of stranded migrants. Their pain is vocalized in the song’s lyrics, “Afraid of being let down …Stand by me and support me with your wisdom Zemay”.
The second song ‘Sorry My Little Girl’, aims at raising awareness and countering the occurrence of trafficking in persons within all societies. The song captures the tragedies of a young girl who falls a victim of trafficking after her own family get her married to a man of her dad’s age.
The last song, ‘Adaye’ was launched on the Global Day of Parents to shed light on the significant role played by all parents, especially mothers, in the upbringing of their children. This song pays tribute to all mothers worldwide to honour their unwavering love and selfless commitment towards their children.
This campaign supports the achievement of the ‘Global Compact for Safe,Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)’, Objective 7 “Address and Reduce Vulnerabilities in Migration”, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), namely Goal 10 “Reduced Inequalities” and Goal 17 “Partnerships for the Goals”, specifically target 17.17 “Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships”.
For more information, please contact Mariam Salim at IOM Egypt, Tel: +20 1012 428 527, Email: email@example.com
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