Skip to content

French singer Imany advocates for Gaza during Türkiye tour

French singer Imany calls for a cease-fire in Gaza during her concert in Istanbul, Türkiye, June 07, 2024. (AA Photo)
By Newsroom
June 9, 2024

The conflict in Gaza has reached critical levels, with significant casualties and widespread destruction. The health ministry in Gaza has reported that at least 36,801 people have been killed during the eight months of war between Israel and Palestinian militants. This toll includes at least 70 deaths over the past 24 hours. Additionally, 83,680 people have been wounded since the war escalated on October 7, 2023.

The ongoing violence has led to severe humanitarian crises, with many areas facing acute shortages of food, water, and medical supplies. Recent Israeli airstrikes on Rafah, a southern city in Gaza, have further exacerbated the situation, emphasizing the dire civilian toll of the conflict.

Imany’s Istanbul concert: A powerful call for peace in Gaza

French singer Imany calls for a cease-fire in Gaza during her concert in Istanbul, Türkiye, June 07, 2024. (AA Photo)

On June 7, 2024, world-renowned singer-songwriter Imany performed at the Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre in Istanbul. During her concert, she voiced strong support for Palestine, drawing attention to the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

Imany urged the audience, “Raise your fists, Istanbul. For yourselves, for the oppressed, for all the innocent people being killed around the world, for justice, for peace, raise your fists. Demand peace, a ceasefire, and a free Palestine. Repeat after me, Istanbul: We want peace.”

The crowd responded with raised fists, applause, and cheers, standing in solidarity with her message. The emotional atmosphere was further amplified by the accompaniment of eight cellists, creating a resonant and poignant experience for everyone present.

Imany raises her fist in support of Palestine during Izmir concert

French singer Imany urges audience to ‘put your fist up for a cease-fire in Gaza’ during her concert in Izmir, Türkiye, June 05, 2024. (AA Photo)

Two days earlier, on June 5, 2024, Imany performed at the Izmir Kulturpark Open-Air Theatre. She once again called for peace in Gaza, urging the audience to raise their fists for a ceasefire.

“Everyone here, raise your fists for the innocent people killed around the world. Raise your hands for a ceasefire in Palestine. Freedom for Palestine. As I said, if one of us is not free, none of us are free.”

The audience echoed her sentiments, lifting their fists and voicing their support through applause and cheers. Imany’s passionate plea resonated deeply with her fans, uniting them in a powerful display of solidarity.

Imany demands peace in Palestine during Ankara concert

French singer Imany calls for a cease-fire in Gaza during her concert in Ankara, Türkiye, June 04, 2024. (AA Photo)

Imany’s tour began in Ankara on June 5, 2024, at the Oran Open-Air Theatre. Her message of peace and justice was clear from the start.

During her performance, she called on the audience to support a ceasefire in Gaza and freedom for Palestine. “Raise your fist for freedom. Raise your fist for a ceasefire in Gaza. Freedom for Palestine. If Palestine is not free, none of us are free.”

The Ankara audience responded with enthusiasm, raising their fists and supporting her call with applause.

French singer Imany advocates for Palestine all across Türkiye

French singer Imany calls for a cease-fire in Gaza during her concert in Istanbul, Türkiye, June 07, 2024. (AA Photo)

Throughout her Türkiye tour, Imany remained a vocal advocate for Palestine, consistently using her platform to raise awareness about the situation in Gaza. Her concerts in Istanbul, Izmir, and Ankara all featured passionate calls for peace, justice, and freedom.

Imany’s unwavering stance and powerful performances left a lasting impact on her audiences, uniting them in a common cause and highlighting the importance of standing up for the oppressed.

Imany’s Türkiye tour, supporting her latest album “Voodoo Cello”, was not just a musical journey but also a significant statement of solidarity and activism. Her efforts to raise awareness about Palestine’s plight have resonated deeply with her fans, demonstrating the power of music as a tool for social change.

You can listen to her new album through Spotify below.

By Newsroom Last Updated:  Jun 12, 2024 3:20 PM