A Quebecer at the service of the UN

Quebec artist Alexiane has been chosen to compose and perform the official song of the United Nations Organization’s new global campaign against human trafficking, informed Lily Log.

• On the other hand: Alexiane’s fairy tale

Alexiane Silla was featured at the time in Dakar, Senegal, where he spoke in front of dignitaries and before the two speakers a speech at a conference that served as a springboard for his song. blue hearts and the Blue Heart 2022 Campaign Against Human Trafficking, UN, on Saturday.

Born in Montmagny to a Quebec mother and a Franco-Senegalese father, Alexiane had gained attention, in 2020, when her song A million on my soulfirst intended for the soundtrack of a film by his uncle Luc Besson, had climbed to the top of the charts in Russia.

“It’s an honor to have been chosen by the United Nations”, called the one who has just celebrated her 30th birthday and who sees it as an opportunity to denounce a problem that she did not witness during her childhood. , in Dakar.

“I wrote the song focusing on child trafficking, including Senegalese talibés. After that I was little, I was confronted with the reality of these children who beg in the street for the Koranic religious leaders. »

“I put all my heart”

Sung in English and Wolof, blue hearts is available starting today.

Alexiane says that she did not count her hours to make this project a success as soon as Amado Philip de Andrés, the regional representative for West Africa of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, gave her the order, last March, after meeting her during an autograph session in Senegal.

“I put all my heart. I went looking for little girls to have children’s voices, I took Wolof lessons, I worked with Senegalese songwriters, I read several testimonies from victims of human trafficking, I got involved in the design of the cover. This is the song that asked me the most work of all my life. »

artist to watch

As good news never comes alone, Alexiane also learns that she had been designated future star of the months of August and September by the stations of the group iHeart for the remixed version of her song You say you love me.

The original version of the title can be found on his album In the sundiscontinued in 2021.

“I’m delighted that people finally want to listen to me more in Canada,” says Alexiane.

►At the end of September, Alexiane went on tour in the United States with Malian star Salif Keita.

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