SAT-7 sings ‘Silent Night’ for silenced believers

All SAT-7 members from around the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and further afield have joined together in a Christmas carol music video to highlight how believers in the region are silenced and unable to celebrate Jesus’ birth.

Musicians and singers from Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Türkiye, Cyprus and the UK collaborated in recording a multi-language version of “Silent Night” for an Advent campaign by Christian TV and digital media network, SAT-7. The organisation is also inviting churches, community groups, schools and businesses to record their own versions in the Silent Night Christmas Challenge. Clips from these will be added to an even bigger multi-cam recording.

For the Silent Night video, over 30 recordings in English, Arabic, Turkish, French and Persian, backed by western and oriental instruments, have been edited together. The video will be shown on SAT-7’s satellite TV and digital media channels across the MENA to encourage the network’s millions of viewers. It will also be shared on social media in the UK to raise awareness of SAT-7’s work.

The project has the backing of British TV presenter Gemma Hunt. She said: “At a time of year when Christians in the Middle East can feel isolated, we hope that this special recording of Silent Night will help everyone feel more connected together across the world.”

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