The Lebanese-British singer Mika performed at home last Saturday, in a concert broadcast live and available on VOD, for which the donations are intended to support the victims of the August 4th explosions.
Mika, the most Lebanese of English singers – to be fair, he was born in Beirut and has remained very attached to the city – has just given a somewhat special concert. It was a virtual charity concert, broadcasted live on September 19th, and available since then in VOD on myCanal, the replay website of the french Canal + channel. The profits generated by the rental of the concert are destined to the victims of the explosions that destroyed the city, through NGOs such as the Lebanese Red Cross and the association “Save The Children Lebanon”.
Feels like home
The concert entitled “I Love Beirut” took place in Tuscany, Italy, at the singer’s home, where he set up a home studio. This way, both the performer and the spectator stay at home (which fits in well with the health regulations). Many celebrities have also responded to the singer’s call, such as Kylie Minogue, Salma Hayek, Louane, Fanny Ardant, or Laura Pausini. To access the live show, tickets were available for 10 euros, 10 dollars, or 10 pounds on different platforms.
In addition, a fundraising campaign is underway on the GoFundMe platform. This is a great way for the Beirut-born singer to put his fame at the service of a humanitarian cause.