10 Oct Singer Faia Younan – of Syria – is Now a World Record Holder
The Guinness Book of World Records is renowned for being a place where some of the most spectacular feats of humankind can be found. And now, the first Middle Eastern female singer – Faia Younan – has gotten a place in the record books.
Her song “I Love Your Hands” is the first song performed by someone of Middle Eastern descent that was financed by crowdfunding – and that’s big in a world where crowdfunding is used for almost everything.
With eyes turned toward Syria due to the problems going on there, specifically because the culture is being torn apart and destroyed – it’s not surprising that a Syrian woman garnered a lot of attention for her positivity and her desire to play a role in the reconciliation and trying to save Syrian culture.
This could mean a lot for the Middle East when it comes to economic options – starting with a Syrian ex-pat (she resides in Sweden) that spoke against the destruction and terrorism in the country. She has toured through many Arab countries since the song hit YouTube, and it has 35 million hits at the time of this writing.