Released today, Bedouin has reworked a timeless classic by Fairouz, one of the Middle East’s most renowned and respected singers, called ‘Li Beirut’.
All proceeds are being donated to SEAL: a charity that has funded 169 projects in all corners of Lebanon since it launched 22 years ago.
With more than 200 people confirmed dead and thousands more injured, the explosion in Beirut on 4th August has been absolutely devastating and it happened whilst Lebanon is facing its worst economic crisis during unprecedented levels of poverty, hunger, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. Now over 300,000 Beirut residents have been left homeless, whilst many businesses, schools and hospitals have been destroyed.
“The beautiful city of Beirut has always been a very special place for us since the start. We’ve been visiting and playing there for the past 7 years and every single time was more special than the time before. The warmth of its people and the amount of love they give is always humbling. We hope this track can be a part of the never-ending soundtrack of love and peace in Lebanon and the region.“
Fairouz ‘Li Beirut’ (Bedouin 2020 Tribute Rework) is out now via Bedouin’s Bandcamp.