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Rajieen, an anthem for Palestinians produced by 25 artists West Asia and North Africa

03:50 PM | 3 Nov, 2023
Rajieen, an anthem for Palestinians produced by 25 artists West Asia and North Africa

Projecting a remarkable display of solidarity with the Palestinian cause, 25 artists from West Asia and North Africa (WANA) came together to create Rajieen, a moving anthem that resonates with the Muslim world's support and sympathy for Palestinians and their unwavering resilience against Israeli forces. 

The project is an extraordinary feat created by Nasir AlBashir, an acclaimed Jordanian producer and multi-instrumentalist, and production from Egyptian singer-songwriter and producer Marwan Moussa and producer Amr Shomali. The sound track sits as a powerful anthem to call the world to unite on humanitarian grounds.

Artists gathered at Levant Studios in Amman, as per GQ, while others participated remotely in the shooting process. 

The participating artists include Saif Safadi, Dana Salah, Ghalia Chaker, Afroto, Nordo, Saif Shroof, Akhras, Issam AlNajjar, Amir Eid, Balti, Wessam Qutub, Dina Wideidi, Bataineh, Omar Rammal, AlYung, Randar, Vortex, Small X, ALA, Fuad Gritli, Donia Wael, Zeyne, Marwan Moussa, Dafencii, and former GQ Middle East cover star, Marwan Pablo.

The brain behind Rajieen includes Nasir AlBashir, Palestinian-Jordanian writer and actor Hayat Abu Samra, Jordanian creative director Farah Hourani, Reem Kanj, co-founder of Ego & East Talent Management, Founder of Beirut Records & International Artist Manager Hiba Abou Haidar, Libyan director Ahmad Kwifiya, and Palestinian filmmaker Omar Rammal.

Fusing hip-hop, rap, Arabic backbeats, and soulful elements, Rajieen stands besides legendary compositions like We Are the World and The Arab Dream.

The music video for Rajieen, filmed at the Olive Wood Studios, Amman's latest film studios, shows actual footage from Gaza and the history of the occupation in Palestine bringing an unfiltered lens often absent in media narratives.

All revenue generated from the track and video will be dedicated to supporting the Palestine Children's Relief Fund.

The writer is a staff member.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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