The Dubai Opera will be hosting on November 3rd a plethora of local musical talent to raise money for Lebanon. Upon the 4th of August Beirut explosion, #DXB4BEY hopes to keep the momentum alive, to offer aid, and help Lebanese citizens rebuild their lives and homes.
The one day music festival will be live streamed from Dubai Opera on more than 50 Facebook pages including MTV Lebanon and Virgin Megastores and popular media outlets such as Lovin’ Dubai and What’s On and will be hosted by regional comedy powerhouse Wonho Chung. Speaking of the event, Chung said, “for the people of Beirut, the catastrophe that took place on the 4th of August 2020, is beyond belief and words. Sometimes in our darkest hours, art and music provide a beacon of light and hope to us as people who share this earth.” He continued, “It is my hope that our little gesture can help the people of Beirut in any way we can, even the smallest of actions can go a long way, we are stronger when we stand untied, against anyone and anything.’
The musical showcase will feature some of Dubai’s biggest names including Kris Fade, Layla Kardan and Danny Aridi, who will raise funds for the Emirates Red Crescent. The live stream will have a ‘donate’ link where viewers can donate money directly to support the charity’s humanitarian efforts in Beirut.
Niki Mukhi - Resonator
In an official statement, DXB4BEY organizer and local musical talent, Niki Mukhi said, “This was an unimaginable tragedy but in this time we have seen the beauty and resilience of the Lebanese people. Inspired by their strength, we are bringing the UAE’s music community together to use our voices to sustain the momentum of relief efforts happening as we speak.”
DXB4BEY has a goal to generate 5 million streams and raise AED 1 million for the charitable organization in one day.
The monumental and significant event by Bull Funk Studios and Niki Mukhi is being held in association with the Arbor School Dubai and Dubai Opera.