Downtown Dubai will see an incredible gathering of local musical talent on 3rd November 2020 to support Lebanon.
DXB4BEY, a 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, What’s On and will be hosted by regional comedy powerhouse Wonho Chung.
“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,” said Niki Mukhi, popular local musician and one of the organisers of this concert.
Featuring some of the city’s biggest and most well-known names including Kris Fade, Layla Kardan and Danny Aridi, this initiative is aimed at raising funds for the Emirates Red Crescent. The stream will have a ‘Donate’ link where viewers can donate funds directly to support the charity’s humanitarian efforts in Beirut.
DXB4BEY aims to generate 5m streams and raise AED 1m for the Emirates Red Crescent in one day. We have no doubt that residents of the UAE and people around the world will support the cause and it should definitely make for a special and significant evening.
The Emirates Red Crescent is a volunteer based humanitarian organization that operates as a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and contribute to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.
DXB4BEY, an event by Bull Funk Studios and Niki Mukhi is being held in association with the Arbor School Dubai and Dubai Opera.
Event host Wonho Chung stated ‘2020 has been a difficult year for almost everyone, but 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; preserving our compassion and humanity. 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.’
An artist and an organizer, Assaad Lakkis of Bull Funk Studios said ‘After what happened in Beirut, we had to come together to do something substantial. Since we started this event it has been incredibly moving to see how many people across Dubai have been keen to join and support the people of Beirut.’
Sponsor and Principle Brett Girven of the Arbor School Dubai said ’We see the support for the people of Beirut as a way to affirm our commitment towards sustainability, because it impacts on our ability to survive as a community of international families, international students and humans living within this earthly household.’