(November 25, 2011) – The highly anticipated world premiere of the charity single and music video ‘Tomorrow-Bokra’ was held in Dubai on 11.11.11 under the Royal Patronage of Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women Establishment, wife of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs, UAE.

Titled “Bokra” (Tomorrow), the song is an Arabic charity single, jointly produced by multi-Grammy winning producer, Quincy Jones and UAE-born social entrepreneur, Badr Jafar.

The song involves 24 leading Arab Artists from 16 nations across the Middle East and North Africa singing with one voice for a better tomorrow.

The single is an Arabic re-adaptation of Quincy Jones’ Grammy-award winning song entitled ‘Tomorrow (A Better You, A Better Me).

All funds raised from this initiative will finance education programs in music, arts and culture for children across the Arab world, collected by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture in support of series of different organizations including: United Nations World Food Program, Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation and others to be announced.

24 Arab stars from 16 nations across the Middle East and North Africa feature on the ‘Tomorrow-Bokra’ single.

Grammy-nominated international superstar Akon has also lent his vocals to the track, and Shakira, who is of Lebanese descent, has recorded a special introduction to the music video.

The music video and documentary film have been directed by American born, Malek Akkad (son of Moustapha Akkad, Director of ‘The Message’).

The first phase of recording and filming the charity single took place in May 2011 in Rabat with the support of the Mawazine Festival.

The second and final phase of recording and filming the charity single took place in Doha in October 2011, in collaboration with Associate Producers, Doha Film Institute (DFI) and the Qatar Museums Authority. HH Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Al Thani was kind enough to host and grant the opportunity to film and record in Doha.

The Song
Tomorrow comes another day; happy with us, to give us joy.

Plant life with expectations, love and hope wherever we go.

Tomorrow, days will bring us together in goodness and peace.

Oh, World! Together, together , together we’ll colour the universe with our songs.

Who says we can’t change the face of the world today?

What do you say we erase darkness with the colours of the morning.

Believe! At all the crossroads, the roads will smile for us;

And no one, no one, will pass like a cloud in this life.

Whenever a morning gifts us with a rose, sun and a song;

Whenever an eagle finds us at the tops of mountains;

Dreams talking to us, a laughter calling for us.

Oh, World! Together, together, together we’ll change the universe with our wishes.

Who says we can’t be the weapon for Conscience?

To protect the lair of freedom, and guard its door?

Believe! At all the crossroads, the roads will smile for us;

And no one, no one, will pass like a cloud in this life.

Who says we can’t change the face of the world today?

What do you say we erase darkness with the colours of the morning.

Believe! At all the crossroads, the roads will smile for us;

And no one, no one, will pass like a cloud in this life

Ref. We are the voice of goodness; we are the sun of the days.

We are a new day; we are a banner for peace.

We are the flute of love and the soul of music.

We are a thousand and one nights from the East of dreams.

Tomorrow, the wings of love await us.

Tomorrow will be better with us together.

Open the doors for light, the night of sorrow will fade.

Ref. We are the voice of goodness; we are the sun of the days.

We are a new day; we are a banner for peace.

We are the flute of love and the soul of music.

We are a thousand and one nights from the East of dreams.

Ref. We are the voice of goodness; we are the sun of the days.

We are a new day; we are a banner for peace.

We are the flute of love and the soul of music.

We are a thousand and one nights from the East of dreams.

Tomorrow, the wings of love await us.

Tomorrow will be better with us together.

Open the doors for light, the night of sorrow will fade.