The video of the song, which has been shot in different locations in Qatar and has used local models like footballers and musicians besides the workers was a painful and rewarding journey for 10-year-old Chloe Bouvard
A 10-year-old Indian girl based in Qatar, Chloe Bouvard has dedicated the FIFA World Cup 2022 song ‘Hayya Hayya’ to all the workers and leadership of Qatar.
The video of the song, which has been shot in different locations in Qatar and has used local models like footballers and musicians besides the workers is a painful and also a rewarding journey for the school student, who is a fan of former English footballer David Beckham.
“The video was done over 2 weekends and a few weekdays. We started the project on September 2 to be exact,” said the Grade 6 student, who traces her roots to Mumbai and Goa and comes from a musically inclined family.
Her father Christopher is an Anglo-Indian and traces his roots to Mumbai. He plays for a band Boomers during the weekend and plays the guitar, drums and is a singer.
Her mother Natasha Fernandes, who was born and brought up in Mumbai has links to Siolim village, occasionally plays the drums and is a singer as well.
The song has since been uploaded on her YouTube channel 'Everybody Loves Chloe' and has since received a good response from her followers and fans of this multifaceted and talented girl.
Talking about her musical journey she says: “I was musically inclined from the time I was 2-years-old, I have been told and so I started playing the piano at age 3,” she says.
Asked as to whether she has got any voice training she says that will happen in the next few months after the World Cup.
“I am going to begin voice training soon,” said the Brazil fan, who is hoping that the South American nation will pick up their sixth title in Qatar during the November-December month-long football showpiece event in Qatar.
"The video has been shot in several places in Doha, Qatar like Sealine Beach and the sand dunes, Lusail, Qetaifan, Souq Waqif, Doha Corniche and with camel rides,” said Chloe, who woke for the shoot in the desert for the camel ride at 3 am.
“Yes, it was difficult getting up at 3 am but the excitement of finishing the shoot and compiling the video took over and I forgot the struggles and sacrifices I had to make, and the end result is something which delighted me,” she said about the effort which has gone into making the song and the efforts of her family members, friends and other well-wishers.
“This was a complete family project. Right from the person behind the camera to the person switching on the lights. It was not just a single individual but a joint effort. It was a fun project. The not-so-fun part was waking up at 3 am on a Friday morning for the camel shoot,” she said as she spoke about the role of her family and others who have helped in compiling the song as well as the backup support for editing, mixing and turning up as models for the video shoot.
She has a message for fans who are heading to Qatar for the World Cup.
“Qatar is a great place for families, sports and sporting fans. There are all kinds of different sports being promoted in the country. Come have fun, support your team. Respect other people around you and the culture of Doha, Qatar,” said Chloe, who loves football and also plays the game along with Gymnastics, Basketball, Netball and Athletics.
As for the favourites for the world cup title, she is putting her money in one basket… Brazil.
“I am tipping Brazil to win FIFA 2022 but am also looking forward to seeing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as this might probably be their last World Cup,” she said.
Incidentally, her father is an England fan and is hoping they go all the way to bag the title in the December 18 final at Lusail Stadium.