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PJ Harvey Shares Video for New Charity Song with Ramy Essam - “The Camp”

The Single Benefits Displaced Children in Lebanon

Jun 07, 2017 John Parish
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PJ Harvey has shared a new song, “The Camp,” that’s a collaboration with Egyptian artist Ramy Essam. The song was produced by John Parish, who also played drums and guitar on the track, and is accompanied by a video. Rick Holbrook edited the video, which features images of photo-journalist Giles Duley of displaced children in the Bekaa Valley region of Lebanon. The single is released this Friday, with all net profits benefiting Beyond Association in the Bekaa Valley, which a press release describes as “a national Lebanese non-Governmental Organization. Beyond Association provides services such as access to education, healthcare, and psycho-social support mainly through art therapy, neuro-physiotherapy, and recreational activities.” Listen to the song below, followed by the single’s cover art.

Duley had this to say about the situation in Lebanon in a press release: “It is hard to comprehend the scale of the crisis in Lebanon, a country of 4 million now hosting over 1 million Syrian refugees. The infrastructure of the country is pushed to its limit, and nowhere is that situation more desperate than in the Bekaa Valley. However, there are some amazing organizations doing incredible, effective, and selfless work on the ground there, and all of the NGOs I have documented, none have impressed me more than Beyond. To visit their schools and witness their programs is to see hope - and that is something we have to support.”

PJ Harvey released her new album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, last year via Vagrant. Feel free to read our review of The Hope Six Demolition Project.

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