Director Malek Al Akkad is currently present with Egyptian singer
Shireen Abd Al Wahab and Saudi singer Waed to record their parts in the charitable
operetta “Bukra” (Tomorrow) that will be produced by internationally well-known
producer Quincy Jones.
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According to the London based Elaph, the project is a joint
cooperation between Quincy Jones and businessman Badr Jafar, who resides in the
United Arab Emirates. The song “Bukra” will feature 30 prominent singers from
around the Arab world, who will all sing in one voice for a better tomorrow.
The song is similar to the famous song “We are the world”,
which Quincy produced over 26 years ago. The song had made over 63 million US
dollars and was used to help deprived people in Africa.
A modern version of “We are the world” was released last
year to help victims of the Haiti earth quake.
The aim of the song “Bukra” is to unite Arab countries and
build a bridge that will enable today’s youth to work together and create
dialogue and forgiveness. The proceeds of the songs will go into different
education programs for children in different parts of the Middle East and North
The Arab version of Quincy’s song is also produced by famous
Moroccan producer Reed One, who a Grammy Award for the song.
A number of famous international artists have been invited
to attend recording sessions and the big ceremony for the release of the song,
among who are Shakira and Salma Al Hayek.
Syrian director Al Mawlid Malik Al Akkad, song of the late
famous director Mustafa Al Akkad director of the film “Al Risalah” (The
Letter), will direct the video for the song and a short documentary film to go
The song is scheduled to be released worldwide on
11/11/2011. The specific date was chosen to symbolize the oneness and unity the
song aims at. Dubai was chosen as the place to record and release the song for
the fact that it is a cosmopolitan place that combines people from around the
Sony music will release a record that features the song “Bukra”
along with other charitable songs sung by both Arab and Western singers.