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#HappyFromLebanon (Pharrell Williams’ Happy Song) Lebanon Version

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I thought of coming up with a Lebanese version of Pharrell Williams’ Happy song back in early February before any of the Happy videos came out, and I got a lot of submissions within the first few days as well as people asking me how they can help. However by the time we sat and compiled all the videos together, there were already 2 versions of the Happy song out and a couple of others followed last week. Nevertheless, I insisted that we go through with this project and bring out the video because it encouraged the Lebanese Online Community to take part in it and didn’t include any third party. Moreover, the International Day of Happiness is tomorrow so the video is right on time!

The whole thing was a joint effort between the blog’s readers, myself and people that I’ve never met before. It was a cool experience and I wish we had others join us to make one big Happy video for Lebanon but no harm was done as the more Happy videos are spread out, the better specially with everything that Lebanon is going through.

I think what we came up with is awesome and it’s all thanks to Joy, Karim, Ghiwa and Lynn.

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Happy In Lebanon: The Lebanese Version of Pharrell Williams’ Happy Song

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I was hoping to compile the entries I got and upload the video by this weekend but it seems someone has been working on it already. I wish they had seen the post and contacted me, at least I would have shared the stuff I got and compiled everything into one video.

Either way, it’s a pretty cool clip but I think I will still go ahead with our planned video since a lot of readers already emailed me. There’s no harm in coming up with more happy videos from Lebanon and by the Lebanese.

How To Take Part In The #HappyFromLeb (Pharrell Williams’ Happy Song) Lebanon Version

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I already posted last week about this, so here’s a reminder for those who wish to take part in the Lebanon version of Pharrel William’s Happy Song. All you need to do is the following:

– Film yourself either alone or with your friends or anyway you want for at least 10-15 seconds dancing the Pharrell Williams’s Happy song. You could film yourself dancing at home, on a sidewalk, in the park, in the parking lot, on the roof, anywhere you like.

– Make sure the camera is fixed and set properly just like you can see it in the video clip above.

– Check that the video is a good quality one, save it as .mov or .mp4
& email me najib@blogbaladi.com. If you are filming using a smart phone, use it horizontally and avoid using the zoom.

I’ve already received few videos and am expecting more this week. Moreover, I was contacted by students from two different universities in Lebanon who are working on a similar project and are willing to help which is great. Having said that, I will set the coming Saturday February 22nd as a final deadline for receiving videos, so hurry up and email me at najib@blogbaladi.com if you wish to take part.

Let’s Make This Happen: Pharrell Williams – Happy (We Are From Lebanon) #HappyFromLeb

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I am sure all of you have heard Pharrell Williams’s Happy song and seen the world’s [first 24 hour music video]. The whole video and idea are pure genius and seeing all these people dancing happily is a great way to cheer yourself up on a bad day.

Having said that, and since Lebanon is going through bad MONTHS not just days, I thought we make our own version of Pharrel’s song by compiling clips sent from various Lebanese from all across the country. I tweeted last week to see how many people would be interested in this idea and got plenty of positive replies. Liliane also posted about that yesterday and also got some positive feedback.

I think we all agree that dancing and music are great ways to boost happiness and feel better, so here’s what you have to do to take part in this video clip and make it happen!

– Film yourself either alone or with your friends or anyway you want for at least 10-15 seconds dancing the Pharrell Williams’s Happy song. You could film yourself dancing at home, on a sidewalk, in the park, in the parking lot, on the roof, anywhere you like.

– Make sure the camera is fixed and set properly just like you can see it in the video clip above.

– Check that the video is a good quality one, save it as .mov or .mp4
& email me najib@blogbaladi.com. If you are filming using a smart phone, use it horizontally and avoid using the zoom.

Once I receive the needed entries, I will compile and edit them with the help of a friend into one video clip and upload it on YouTube. The sooner I get the needed amount of videos, the earlier I upload the video so spread the message and let’s make this happen and show a better image of Lebanon.

You can check out the [Dubai Version] or [Bucharest] version or [Paris Version] and a lot more versions online to have an idea on how to make your video and send it over.

Lebanese Singer Aline Lahoud To Compete in The Voice – France

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Update: Watch Aline Lahoud’s performance [Here].

It looks like Aline Lahoud will be competing in the French Edition of The Voice this year. Aline is a very talented singer and the daughter of Salwa Al-Katrib, one of the best known singers in Lebanon and the Arab World. She will be the third Lebanese talent to compete in the Voice France after Johny Maalouf in 2012 and of course Anthony Touma in 2013.

Good Luck to you Aline!

PS: If you never heard of Salwa Al-Katrib, I recommend you check out some of her songs on YouTube.

via BelleBeirut