Dubai: Christmas is right here and regardless of the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s time to have fun and unfold the cheer round. That is the message from the Philippines Consulate Common in Dubai because it launched a music video on Thursday, sharing the message of religion, hope and love this vacation season.
The six-minute video options the track It’s Christmas, composed by Dubai-based Filipino composer Exequiel Nunez Jr, winner of the consulate’s Dubai Musikahan 2018 competitors, and sung by The Voice Philippines finalist Josh Labing-isa.
The track speaks of the time to heal our world and to belief that our world will all the time be a greater world for our youngsters. “Unfold love and good cheer everybody,” the Philippines Consulate captioned the video that has already garnered round 8,000 views, 20 hours after it was posted on Fb.
The music video begins with a newscast and clips present how the COVID-19 pandemic has modified the world. Then it exhibits a Filipina residing in isolation for a number of days. As Christmas attracts close to, the girl turns into apprehensive and determined, however she quickly will get cheered by household and associates. Greetings and presents are then shared to carry happiness to everybody. The music video additionally incorporates a cross-section of Filipino expats within the UAE: Knowledgeable who misplaced his job however continues to be optimistic in regards to the future; a volunteer who overcame his concern of the lethal virus and helped within the distribution of reduction materials to the needy; a frontline employee; and a COVID-19 survivor who shares her knowledge that now’s the time to “treasure each second with family members”.
Religion, hope and love
Talking to Gulf Information, Philippines Consul Common Paul Raymund Cortes mentioned: “We now have a yearly custom of greeting the Filipino neighborhood throughout Christmas. This 12 months, we created a music video of an authentic composition by Dubai-based Filipino composer (Nuñez) and sang by Labing-isa, who can also be based mostly in Dubai and a finalist in The Voice Philippines.”
Cortes defined the overarching theme of the music video — conceptualised and produced by his 22-year-old son, Justin Cortes — is religion, hope and love. “Religion as a result of we all the time want for the most effective, however we accomplish that in accordance with the need of our Creator. Hope as a result of Christmas is right here and for us Filipinos, this can be a great time of the 12 months once we share the hope that issues will get higher in 2021. And love as a result of regardless of what we’ve witnessed this 12 months — the challenges and monetary difficulties as many Filipinos have misplaced their jobs — Christmas is the time to start out feeling optimistic. We wish to unfold love and good cheer not solely to our kabayans (compatriots), but additionally to folks of different nationalities,” added Cortes.