Former Fu-Gees singer Wyclef Jean has just released an exceptionally touching song dedicated to the victims of the disaster that occurred in Beirut on August 4th. A very emotional song that the producer and friend of the rapper, Lebanese Guy Manoukian, posted on Instagram.
The American-Haitian singer is very politically committed (he regularly takes a stand in favor of the underprivileged, has his own foundation and even wanted to be President of Haiti) has just published a new song in which he “tells” the city of Beirut. A striking tribute that he makes to one of the most radiant cities of the East, as well as to its inhabitants.
Entitled “Immortal” , the song was produced by Lebanese composer Guy Manoukian, a long-time partner of the artist.
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For the past 13 years, I have been working with the legendary @wyclefjean , during these 13 years he visited and performed in Lebanon many times and fell in love with our people and culture, and became more Lebanese than most. When I approached him to help us put the spotlight on Lebanon, with absolutely no hesitation he accepted and embraced the project and wrote a heartfelt song dedicated to our beloved #Lebanon. I am proud to be your friend and I am proud to have been part of this magnificent project. A very special thank you to the amazing @salxo who is devising an #international release plan for #immortal , you always have #Lebanon in your heart brother🙌♥️, and last but not least @sehnaoui for producing the video in record time. #prayforlebanon #keeptalkingaboutlebanon #LebanonOfTomorrow #risefromtheashes
In his story the artist is full of praise for Beirut and its people, saluting their beauty and resilience. With an artistic bias, he refers to the city, as did many others before him, as if it were a woman. “I have never met such a beautiful one; I asked her name, she said Beirut”.
Attached to the country
Due to his friendship and long collaboration with the producer, the former Fu-Gee visited Lebanon many times where he fell in love with the Lebanese and their culture. That’s why “when I told him about the project, he immediately accepted,” explains Guy Manoukian.
In the clip, images of the singer’s performance are interspersed with views of the city before, during, and after the disaster. Between the social mobilization, national pride, and the joint effort to rebuild, the rendering “takes the audience by the guts,” to say the least.