Expo 2020 Dubai Unveils Official Song Titled ‘This Is Our Time’
Expo 2020 Dubai will kick off in less than two weeks and we can meanwhile enjoy the official English and Arabic language song that was released today, featuring regional stars.
Titled ‘This Is Our Time’, the music highlights “pride in the UAE’s culture, celebrates the future and brings together nations from around the world, while conveying the story of Expo’s overarching theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ through the universal language of music,” Expo 2020 Dubai organizers stated.
The song features Hussain Al Jassmi, one of the UAE’s biggest artists and Expo 2020 Ambassador, accompanied by Lebanese-American Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Mayssa Karaa, who is also Artistic Director of Expo’s all-female Firdaus Orchestra, as well as 21-year-old Emirati singer-songwriter Almas, named in Spotify’s Best Female Talent in the Middle East.
“We join our voices to welcome the world” said Hussain Al Jassmi in his post on Instagram to celebrate the release of the official Expo 2020 Dubai song.
And in a press release statement he explained that ‘This is Our Time is’ “a song about pride, faith and unity, and I hope that it brings a smile to the faces of everyone who hears it, wherever they may be in the world. Being a part of such an iconic event in the UAE’s history is extremely exciting and rewarding.”
Karaa, who was nominated to the Grammy Awards as Best Compliation Soundtrack for Visual Media in 2015, stated that it was as “an honor to collaborate on This Is Our Time with such phenomenal Arab talents.”
Almas, who is the youngest of the three regional stars said: “I’m so proud to be Emirati and play a role in a moment that will be forever part of my country’s history. The song is an embodiment of hope and the belief that collaboration will yield a better future for all.”