Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Quincy Jones: "Peace and the Bokra song"

"Dear Arnaldo:

For the past year, I've been working on a project that means the world to me. It's a song called BOKRA, which means "Tomorrow" in Arabic.

It's a project that is all about the unification of people, cultures, and religions through music.

The world is at a pivotal point and it is imperative that we focus on our commonalities rather than our differences.

It is our aim that this song will serve as a beacon of hope and solidarity for the Arab World at such a crucial time in its history. It is also our desire that this song reach as wide of an audience as possible -- especially in the West -- where I think it's important people witness the profound statement that is made by 24 Arabic artists from 16 different countries uniting their voices for peace and a better tomorrow.

It is my firm belief that through music and entertainment we can establish a broader and more complete mutual understanding and acceptance between the United States and the Arabic-speaking world. It is our goal to eradicate the lack of communication that has led to the current divide and various misconceptions that exist between the regions.

The music video can be found at the following link:

If you don't speak Arabic, the English translation can be found here: http://www.quincyjones.com/english

100% of the proceeds from this song will benefit education for children in the region via the United Nations WFP and other worthy organizations.

If you believe peace is possible, and that our children are the answer, please forward this video to at least 10 people who need to hear this message.



QJP Warner Boulevard Burbank, CA 90068

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