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“You’ve Got a Friend”
in solidarity with Black Lives Matter
Singers from the West End and around the world come together in an anti-racism video to say “You’ve Got a Friend” in 22 different languages, and raise money for the
Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE).
A new initiative conceived and produced by The JEWish Cabaret in solidarity with Black Lives Matter (BLM). The video went live on Monday, 18 January to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The project will be raising funds for JCORE, and features 25 performers from around the world singing in 22 different languages including Yoruba, Farsi, Thai, British Sign Language (BSL), and many others.
As the world continues to struggle with the new reality presented by COVID-19, it is crucial that action for racial justice and support for Black Lives Matter is sustained. This initiative seeks to stress that Black lives still matter and will always matter, and that allyship and active anti-racism must be an ongoing and long-term commitment. There is more work that needs to be done, and this work needs to be supported by people from all backgrounds.
The video has been conceived by The JEWish Cabaret, in collaboration with the following talented individuals:
Artistic Director: Shar Shamai
Musical Director: Inga Davis Rutter
Sound: Shar Shamai & Stephanos Costantinos
Cinematography: Aaron Benafshi
Producers: Shar Shamai, Anna Oggero, David Djemal, Ashley Racov, & Alejandro Martín Aparicio.
The video will premiere on: (URL) and will be available to watch on The JEWish Cabaret's YouTube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Those appearing in the JCORE donation video are (in order of appearance):
Honey Gabriel: English, Yoruba
Stephanos Costantinos: Greek, English
Monika Łopuszyńska: Polish, Italian, English
Nour Darwish: Arabic, English
Anna Oggero: Italian, English
Deepa Shastri: BSL
Nusra Rozely: Malaysian, English
Angus Wu: Cantonese, English
Karoline Gable: German, Dutch, English
Harveen Mann ARAM: Punjabi, English
Anton Alexeev: Russian, Hebrew, English
Victoria Alexeev: Russian, English
Nalân Burgess: Turkish, English
Yael Mentesnot: Hebrew, Amharic, English
Maayan Rabani Neeman: Hebrew, Farsi, English
Ashley Racov: Hebrew, English
Ido Gonen: Hebrew, English
Julian Quijano: Spanish, English
Tessa Berkelmans: Dutch, English
Charlotte Vaughan: English, Welsh
Martine J.Berg: English, Norwegian
Punch Napattra: English, Thai
Maeva Feitelson: English, French
David Djemal: Hebrew, English
Shar Shamai: Hebrew, English
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