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Published on November 19th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby

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Live Session With Skip Marley Discussing the 30th Anniversary of World Children’s Day

Photo courtesy of Skip Marley

As part of this day of action, key UN officials will be addressing the General Assembly on Wednesday morning with opening and keynote remarks, including a keynote by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham who will open the humanitarian-focused portion of the day. As a highlight of the program, David Beckham will also be introducing singer-songwriter Skip Marley (Island Records), who will be performing with Syrian Rapper and refugee Damascus Voice (Amplified Records), as well as Amrit Kaur (Amplified Records). The performance will be a new version of Marley’s international hit, Refugee (Amplified Remix) alongside 20 children from the Harlem Youth Choir.

Skip Marley wrote ‘Refugee’ to bring light to the heartbreaking international crises. Amplified Records producers, traveled to Berlin to film and record with Damascus Voice, a 24-year-old Syrian rapper who fled Syria when he was 18 and has been living in different refugee camps throughout Europe ever since. He is the featured rapper on ‘Refugee’ and brings a positive and thought-provoking tone to the record. Damascus Voice’s portion of the performance will be a pre-recorded video created specifically for World Children’s Day.

The Hype Magazine caught up with Marley between rehearsals for the big day to discuss the importance of the day and the new remix with Amplified Records and their artists.


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