Palestine-origin and Pakistani singer have given their vocals to the soulful freedom song penned down by noted Turkish poet and composer, Tugray Evren. The song, highlight Palestine and Kashmir issue, was released last week.
The song titled We Will Never Betray is sung in Arabic and Urdu by Syrian singer Malek Noor and Pakistani singer Natasha Baig respectively.
Evren, who began his musical journey in 2013, said music plays an important part to make the world listen to the oppressed. He has composed rap songs for English classes in Turkey, Egypt, Greece, the US, Bulgaria, Tunisia, and Bangladesh.
The lyricist said that he got interested in professional music after releasing his work called Children of Heaven to highlight the trauma of Syrian refugee children.
“My work Children of Heaven was first shared by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with children on April 23 coinciding National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, and then with world leaders who were in Turkey for the World Humanitarian Summit,” said Evren.
Evren stated that the idea of composing a special song on eve of the International Solidarity Day of Palestine came from the Canada-based Kashmir Civitas Association.
The lyricist has many songs to his credit like Tell Me My Pretty Mother and My Beloved Turkey recalling July 15 coup attempt in Turkey.
His other compositions with political messages including The World is Bigger Than Five; Erdogan a Tall Man, Don’t Cry Jerusalem; Kashmir is My Name; Permanent Spring; and We Will Never Betray have been received well by music lovers.
He said that his work reached tens of thousands of people worldwide after it was shared on Twitter by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the ruling party in Pakistan.
“Sometimes a song can evoke much more influence than dozens of academic articles,” said Evren, highlighting the impact of music on society.
President Arif Alvi appreciates the song
President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi, also appreciated the song. He took to his Twitter account to share a freedom song for Palestine and Kashmir on his Twitter account.
“Thank you @TugayEvren1 for the new song on ‘Kashmir’ and ‘Palestine’. A story of proud people people under illegal occupation and under brutal oppression. How long can the world choose to ignore them,” wrote President Alvi in a tweet. He also shared the link to the song in his tweet.
Thank you @TugayEvren1 for the new song on 'Kashmir' and 'Palestine'. A story of proud people people under illegal occupation and under brutal oppression. How long can the world choose to ignore them ?
Full version:https://t.co/F7FWy0Wo1u https://t.co/36q8uBlHiH
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) December 2, 2020
The Turkish lyricist thanked President Alvi for appreciating his efforts on social media.
Thank you, Your Excellency @ArifAlvi, for sharing our song! I made a humble contribution to this project as the project manager. The biggest credit goes to @CivitasKashmir, and @fchak, the real hero behind this project.
We will keep working for all the oppressed people!… https://t.co/V66PbgPyvB
— Turgay Evren (@TurgayEvren1) December 2, 2020
Back in June, a Turkish lyricist had composed a song dedicated to Kashmir. Turkey released the song globally yesterday. Istanbul-based lyricist, Turgay Even has penned down the lyrics of the song. The song is dedicated to all the people of the Kashmir.
Famous singer Della Miles had given her vocals to the song. The song titled ‘Kashmir is my Name’ featured the atrocities of Indian security forces in India.
Turkey has been voicing support for the liberation of Kashmir since last year when India annexed Jammu Kashmir in August 2019. Turkey was among the few countries that joined the call of Pakistan for the freedom of Kashmir. The song reflect the support of the nation of Turkey for the Kashmir cause.
Anadolu with additional input by GVS News Desk