Song ded­i­ca­tions, words of hon­our for ter­ror at­tack vic­tims

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth.goyal@hin­dus­tan­

Top in­ter­na­tional names in the mu­sic in­dus­try are pay­ing tributes to vic­tims of mul­ti­ple ter­ror at­tacks and killings that shook the world re­cently.

Amer­i­can ac­tor-singer Jen­nifer Lopez along with Broad­way artist Lin-Manuel Mi­randa, re­leased a song — Love Make the World Go Round — to hon­our those who lost their lives dur­ing a shoot­ing ram­page at a gay night club in Or­lando, Florida in June.

Amer­i­can singer Bey­oncé, too, paid a trib­ute to the Or­lando vic­tims by ded­i­cat­ing her hit song Halo (2008) to them. The singer re­peated the ges­ture this month dur­ing a per­for­mance in the Nether­lands. She sang the same song to hon­our the vic­tims of the failed mil­i­tary coup in Turkey.

Not just Bey­oncé, her hus­band, mu­sic com­poser Jay-Z, too, re­leased a new song, Spir­i­tual, af­ter two black young­sters were shot dead by the po­lice of­fi­cers in the US.

Bar­ba­dian singer Ri­hanna, who had to can­cel her show in Nice, France, af­ter 84 peo­ple died in the re­cent at­tack dur­ing the city’s fire­works dis­play, sang her 2012 hit, Di­a­monds, as a trib­ute. Per­form­ing in the French city of Lyon, RiRi said, “Tonight is the night I wish I could have ex­pe­ri­enced with my fans in Nice.”

Ear­lier this year, Bri­tish singer Adele had ded­i­cated her song, Make You Feel My Love, to the vic­tims of the ter­ror­ist at­tack in Brus­sels, Bel­gium, that left 30 dead.


Jen­nifer Lopez





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