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Weird News Mika collects one million euros for Lebanon with his charity concert

15:00  01 october  2020
15:00  01 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Lebanon -born singer Mika has revealed that his recent I Love Beirut virtual benefit concert has raised 1 million euros for the city. The money raised from the highly-acclaimed live stream will be split between the Lebanese Red Cross and Save the Children.

After recording his first extended play, Dodgy Holiday, Mika was named the number- one predicted breakthrough act of 2007 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2007. Mika released his first full-length studio album, Life in Cartoon Motion, on Island Records in 2007, which sold more than

Mika en concert en avril 2016 au festival Le Printemps de Bourges. © GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP Mika in concert in April 2016 at the Printemps de Bourges festival.

On Saturday, September 19, Mika hosted an online concert aimed at raising funds for his hometown of Beirut, Lebanon. The singer announced that the event raised the sum of one million euros. This money will be donated to the Lebanese Red Cross and to the Save The Children association.

With the objective of supporting the inhabitants of Beirut, victims of an explosion which claimed the lives of 190 people and left more than 100,000 others homeless, Mika organized an online charity concert on September 19 . This Wednesday, October 30, the singer revealed that one million euros had been collected during this event, report our colleagues from BFMTV .

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Musician MIKA is Lebanese and opened up about the heart-ache of seeing his home city destroyed in an explosion. 💔 He's now hosting a virtual concert to raise money for charity . On this very day four years ago I was performing at Baalbek in Lebanon . I spent my morning looking at the amazing pictures.

Interview RTL : MIKA nous parle de son futur concert caritatif pour le Liban bit.ly/2D6WhhI. RTL Interview: @[6006248039:274: MIKA ] tells us about his future charity concert for Lebanon bit.ly/2D6WhhI.

Morning announcement! Thrilled to announce #ilovebeirut has raised € 1million after costs for @RedCrossLebanon & @savechildrenuk ! Thank you to everyone for their extraordinary support !!!

- MIKA (@mikasounds) September 30, 2020

"We turn off politics and talk about the human side"

"Delighted to announce that I love Beirut has raised 1 million euros for the Lebanese Red Cross , posted Mika on his Twitter account. This sum was raised through the sale of online tickets for the concert but also through a GoFundMe page intended to collect donations. The funds raised will be donated to the Lebanese branch of the Red Cross and to the association Save The Children Lebanon .

On BFMTV, the singer had mentioned “a gesture of solidarity. To tell about the human side, without talking about politics, just for 1:40, we turn off the politics and we talk about the human side ”. Broadcast on YouTube, VOD and boxes, this concert notably brought together Salma Hayek, Louane, Fanny Ardant, Kylie Minogue, Rufus Wrainwright or Laura Pausini.

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