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Song for Syria

March 15, 2017

 

‘Song for Syria’ a powerful new song and music video performed by children affected by six years of war in Syria.

 

The song is a message of hope from Syria’s children to the people of the world, with a simple request to get their childhood back.

 

‘Song for Syria’ is sung by 10-year-old Ansam, a Syrian girl who was born blind, against a backdrop of a city devastated by conflict. The video was filmed in Syria.

 

The children who perform alongside Ansam are all internally displaced and participate, along with Ansam, in UNICEF psychosocial support programmes.

 

The song was written and composed by Zaid Dirani, Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, and world-famous pianist, who donated it to UNICEF.

 

The release of the song comes in the week that marks six years of war in Syria.

 

On Monday, UNICEF confirmed 2016 was the worst year of the conflict for Syrian children with violations against them the highest on record.

 

 

Please share this video on your platforms and let's raise awareness of the needs of Syrian children to have peace in their country so they can have a return to childhood.

 

Zade, Ansam and the Children of Syria

 

Heart Beat

 

Lyrics

 

 

Amid destruction and fire, our wound is deep

 

We want to say it loud, but our voice is weak

We may be children, but our cry comes from the heart

We want to erase fear and be the change

We want to say it loud: everything is possible

 

Someone listen, someone hear

We want our childhood back

Together we can hope

We will be stronger and grow

With pain, fear and tears we write this song

Our hearts beat back to life

 

Our faces will glow and light this long darkness

Dreams we built together will all come true

We want to say it loud: everything is possible

 

Someone listen, someone hear

We want our childhood back

Together we can hope

We will be stronger and grow

With pain, fear and tears we write this song

Our hearts are beating again

 

Our smiles are everywhere

Our hearts are beating again

Together we can hope

We will be stronger and grow

With pain, fear and tears we write this song

 

Our hearts beat back to life

back to life

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