Tunisian singer Latifa has called on all Arab artists to join hands and show solidarity with the Lebanese people under Israeli attack.
"All Arab artists must work together and collect donations, whether it be food, money or clothing, for the Lebanese people that can be delivered through the Syrian border or with the help of the Jordanian armed forces," said Latifa in an official press release.
The release contained an email address for artists from around the Arab and ordinary citizens to make donations, stressing the importance of each contribution.
Since Israel began its aggression in Lebanon entertainment activities are being cancelled or postponed to unknown dates, especially since the situation has made it difficult for anyone to enter or leave the country.
Latifa had to cancel her trip to attend Lebanese diva Fairouz’s play “Sah El Noum,” which has also been cancelled.
Latifa has called on a number of composers to write a new song for her that shows her support and solidarity with the Lebanese people.
Latifa plans to postpone the release of her upcoming album, stating “it would be inappropriate to release it when the country is in crisis.”
On a similar note, Latifa has established a charity organization that supports orphan children in Egypt. The organization is funded directly from concert proceeds.