WorldViews: When ‘Happy’ has no home: Syrian refugees dance to Pharrell’s hit song

By Liz Sly, May 22, 2014

Since the video to Pharrell Williams’s hit song “Happy” was released last year, people around the world have flocked to make versions showcasing their home towns in what has become an Internet phenomenon.  More than 1,500 “We’re Happy From…” videos have been uploaded to YouTube, featuring places as far afield as Yerevan in Armenia and Kinshasa in Congo and spawning a Web site that seeks to keep track of them all.

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