The musicians of Lebanon’s Mashrou Leila are no strangers to political causes. But this week they’re taking the future of the planet in their hands even more than usual, teaming up with environmental charity Greenpeace for a campaign about climate change.
The band spent four days aboard Greenpeace’s iconic Rainbow Warrior ship, where they recorded a video for a special version of their song Falkyon from recent album Ibn el Leil.
“What use is having this fortune in a world I’ve erased?” Sinno sings in Arabic, “The sun unites us.”
The video is part of a longer campaign run by Greenpeace on the occasion of COP22 Morocco, this year’s international UN conference on climate change. The campaign is asking people from the Middle East and North Africa to call on decision makers to pledge to a 100% renewable energy world at the conference, which takes place later this month.
Twitter and Facebook users have joined the campaign, uploading snaps of the sun and selfies to be delivered to political leaders under the hashtag #sununitesus.
Mashrou’ Leila is currently coming to the end of a tour in Europe, promoting their album Ibn el Leil.
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