In the current state of the world, people need hope and encouragement the most because it is a challenging period. Those people who strive to make other people happy and hopeful are one of the most important ones in the world. Since the coronavirus struck the earth, nothing is no longer the same. The pandemic has affected the world. For example, there is a disruption in the sectors of entertainment, economy, jobs, education, tourism, and others.
On the part of jobs, many people are not operating businesses due to the restrictions. Besides, companies have laid off millions of workers. Imagine a situation whereby one is a breadwinner and has no source of income. There have been many reports around the globe, where people are crying for the government to help them during this time.
There are also cases of increased mental depressions and health. The Cairo Celebration Choir is trying to remind people of the meaning of life by making them happy using their songs. Music is a powerful tool that may have control over one’s emotions or soul.
Apart from music, platforms such as Netflix are updating their catalog with new films for people to watch while at home.
The Cairo Celebration Choir and Pandemic song of Hope
The Cairo Celebration Choir existed in 2000 as Nayer Nagui as its founder. This is when Dr. Sobhi Bidair was the manager of the Cairo Opera House Company. The core idea of creating the choir was to do a Christmas event with the Cairo Opera House artists.
The choir has increased in number, having over 100 participants of various nationalities are in connection with Cairo music academics. The choir sang in the opening of the 30th Cairo International Film Festival back in 2006.
Recently, officials called off their events due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the circumstances did not stop them from giving a positive message. They made a hopeful song amid this pandemic.
About the Song
The name of the song is ‘The Day’. Over 300,000 people have watched the video on the choir’s social media page (Facebook) since last month. The song is also on other digital music platforms and Egypt’s radio.
Power of Social Media Amid Pandemic
Social media has been a helpful tool for artists to promote their songs since they cannot organize events amid pandemic.
The choir founder says:
“We did one thing during the lockdown, which is this song. And the reason was to spread hope and here you go, it is doing that. So, we are very happy. Everybody is very happy.”
The Creation of the Song
The choir participants, artists, and musicians made a recording of the song on their devices individually. The sound engineer combined the clips. The choir founder also included a sign language translator. The reason for this was to take care of the deaf people also.
COVID-19 Stats in Egypt
The country has recorded over 100,000 cases of coronavirus and over 5,000 fatalities. As the pandemic continues, the world is hopeful that scientists will find a solution.