USAID published song to acknowledge COVID-19 frontline workers in Bangladesh

USAID has released a song entitled “Joy Hobe”, thanking and showing honor to the front line warriors at all levels who have fought since the beginning of the Corona epidemic.

The US Embassy in Dhaka, through the US Agency for International Development, has released this song in association with ABC Radio (FM 89.2), featuring prominent Bangladeshi musicians from all around the world.

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The song is produced by Fuad Almuqtadir and features famous Bangladeshi singers Md. Zohad Reza Chowdhury, Elita Karim, Xefer, AvoidRafa, Tashfee, Palbasha Siddique, Emil, and Issa (Farooque Bhai Project). Lyrics by Shahan Kabondho, Fuad, and Farooque Bhai project. The song was made in partnership with ABC Radio FM 89.2 with video production by Deafrip Entertainment. All the artists lent their voice for a special tribute to Bangladesh’s real-life superheroes.

“Since the outbreak in March, Bangladeshi frontline workers have been working tirelessly round the clock and risking their own lives, helping people to stay home and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease,” stated a press release issued by the US embassy in Dhaka on Monday.

 
Addressing to frontline workers and of the debt we owe them, ambassador Miller stated, “They perform remarkable acts of service every day – health care workers, police, customs officials, journalists, people who work in the grocery stores and pharmacies and other businesses, and so many more, so we have what we need to care for ourselves and our families … You are all genuine heroes. You deserve our immense gratitude.”

The song “Joy Hobe” premiered simultaneously on USAID Bangladesh’s social media platforms, and ABC Radio’s and Prothom Alo’s Facebook pages.

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