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Emirates tunes up to create Global Harmony

 

Caitlin, Jane Osborne and JK at the Emirates launch gala dinner in Lusaka in February

Emirates, which recently launched its new global brand platform Hello Tomorrow, is aiming to strike a chord with music fans around its network by asking them to help create the ultimate musical mash up.

The airline’s Harmony campaign invites participants to interact with a specially-commissioned musical composition, which has been recorded by professional musicians playing traditional instruments from around the world, such as the harp, Taiko drum, bass guitar, saxophone, Shekere, Oudht and Indian Flute.

Visitors to the Harmony Campaign can browse the various instrumental arrangements and mash them up to create different versions of the score. The overall arrangement of the composition has been designed to ensure that all possible instrumental combinations sound perfect together.

Harmony fans can also add their own talents to the mix by recording themselves performing the score on a webcam or microphone and uploading the video or audio files to the Harmony Gallery. Submissions which impress the Emirates judges will be uploaded on to the airline’s dedicated YouTube channel.

“Emirates connects over 120 destinations around the world, each with its own distinct cultural traditions that are constantly being reshaped and re-interpreted as new ideas and influences come into play. As the bridge between these destinations, Emirates is perfectly placed to bring ideas together; and the goal of our Harmony campaign is to achieve this through music,” said Sir Maurice Flanagan, Executive Vice Chairman – Emirates Airline & Group.

“Emirates is a passionate supporter of music and proud partner of the Sydney, Melbourne and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras, while our inflight entertainment system offers more than 700 channels of musical genres, including classics and new releases from around the world,” continued Mr Flanagan.  “Now, we’re taking our passion one step further by inviting music fans to help us create a unique musical journey that will showcase the many and varied destinations we serve. It doesn’t matter whether you are a professional musician, a keen amateur or just fancy the opportunity to show what you can do with a couple of saucepans and a wooden spoon, we want you to get involved.”

Once video or audio files have been uploaded to the Harmony microsite, the sender will receive an email containing a link to the video in the Harmony Gallery. From the Gallery, links to the videos can be easily shared via Facebook, Twitter and email.

Emirates’ Hello Tomorrow brand platform launched on 2nd April 2012 and features print, TV, digital advertising, including iconic billboards in New York’s Times Square and Milan’s central train station.

Emirates flies from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, Lusaka, direct to Dubai and Harare five times a week.

To get involved, visit www.emiratesharmony.com

About Emirates

Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, has received more than 500 international awards and accolades for excellence. Emirates flies to 123 destinations in 73 countries across six continents and is the world’s largest airline in available seat kilometres. Operating 173 wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, including an industry leading 21 A380s, Emirates has orders for an additional 230 aircraft, worth more than USD$84 billion. For more information please visit www.emirates.com/zm

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