We are sharing our recent interview with multi-talented Maria Azzi Melki. She is not only a talented singer but also runs her own business.
Twist Online : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
Maria Azzi Melki : I’m Lebanese Canadian. Lebanon is bordering Syria. I reside with my husband and 2 small children in Montreal Canada. I’m a stay at home mom juggling on one side my family and on the other my passion for singing and my home based business of wine. I try as much as I can to find balance, happiness and purpose in what I do to show my children the way to live a life by design,have passion in what they do and be of service to others.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Maria Azzi Melki : Since early on in my childhood I would sing on the stairs of our building, in the parking, anywhere I could find beautiful resonating echo you’d hear me sing Celine Dion most often. I guess I started thats how my neighbours, family and schoolmates in school knew me as the girl who love to sing. That stayed in me over the years and then when I turned into a teenage girl I loved to sing over the phone to my bfs. [:relaxed:] They were always serenaded somehow [:relaxed:] lol
Twist Online : How much your surroundings have influenced your work?
Maria Azzi Melki : Back when Adlan Kurdi, the little syrian boy ‘s dead body was found on the shore and made headlines, I couldnt find sleep for 2 days. I cried a lot for him and his family. I was haunted by his horrible fate. They lost everything back in Syria, became overnight refugees, risked their lives for a safe place to call home…but never made it to shore. The tragedy is revolting and inhumane. This is a glance of the Syrians suffering on a daily basis. It is imminent and a real ongoing crisis. Nowadays we are all interconnected in this world via social media. Distances are no longer disconnecting us from their reality. We cannot turn a blind eye and live our lives in denial and obscurity. I believe in the power that lies in people who come together in solidarity for a great cause such as this one. We are blessed to live in abundance and to possess a multitude of resources are our fingertips. Together we can come together and help. Be their voice and stand up for them
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent song Rebellion?
Maria Azzi Melki : The idea of writing Rebellion truly came to me naturally as a way to help the syrian refugees especially the children. I realized where there is no hope , there is no life. We need to restore hope and peace in people’s hearts especially to our children,the new generation for such times as these. This song Rebellion is about awareness to the syrian refugee crisis while instilling hope and peace in the human spirit.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Maria Azzi Melki : A lot of people are sharing my video via their social media accounts. They are touched and empowered to bring awareness and solidarity for this cause. If each one of us do something to help the syrian refugees, they will not be forgotten
Twist Online : You are donating the income from the track sale on iTunes. Tell us more about that?
Maria Azzi Melki : Yes I am a 100% of all proceeds are going towards a non profit organization I personally chose www.sea-watch.org . In 2016 alone they were able to rescue over 20000 refugees from drowning in the sea.
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve?
Maria Azzi Melki : I thought of a realistic number to reach a 1000$ if i surpass it, even better!
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Maria Azzi Melki : Aside from my home based business , my focus is getting Rebellion out there in the world. I believe every person needs to hear the song and the lyrics behind the song. There’s a lot of work that went into play and since Im taking care of the marketing aspect and everything in between, I realize with my hectic life and my lack of time , Rebellion will get out there slowly slowly step by step.
Twist Online : From where to download the track and whats the best way to follow you online ?
Maria Azzi Melki : The song can be purchased on iTunes for 0.99$ . Your support is appreciated!
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