TVA will broadcast exclusively for Canada the show “Mika: Je t’aime Beyrouth”, which the popular singer organized in September to help victims of the recent explosions in Lebanon.
It was August 4: two powerful explosions in the port of Beirut destroyed a large part of the capital of Lebanon and left more than 200 dead, 6,000 injured and left 300,000 people homeless.
A native of Beirut, Mika then reacted to the tragedy by setting up the virtual charity concert “I love you Beirut”, recorded in Tuscany, to raise funds for the reconstruction of Beirut.
The colorful singer-songwriter and future artistic director at “Star Académie” revisited his great hits and his musical favorites, surrounded by many artists who agreed to join him, such as Kylie Minogue, Louane and Rufus Wainwright.
All the profits and donations collected during the evening were intended for the Lebanese Red Cross and the Save The Children Lebanon association. To date, the event has raised more than one million euros.
It is therefore by way of support to the Lebanese of Quebec, who saw members of their family and their friends appear among the victims, that TVA will present “Mika: I love you Beirut”, on Friday, October 16, at 10 pm. h 35.
By relaying the concert, TVA is also participating in the humanitarian campaign effort, since the entire broadcasting license is granted equally to the two organizations mentioned above.
“To pay tribute to the Lebanese community in Quebec and to show them our sympathy, TVA wanted to present this beautiful outpouring of solidarity in which many international artists participate, including the star Mika and Rufus Wainwright, who grew up in Montreal. A show filled with creativity, emotion and generosity, which will touch all Quebecers, ”said Nathalie Fabien, Senior Director of channels and programming at Groupe TVA, in a press release.