Six weeks in Syria

Born and raised in Australia, Leo (Soltan) Alhalabi identifies both as a proud Aussie and a proud Syrian. On visits to Syria, he has noted the love and support...

Music – A Human Need

  Not so long ago, while driving my elderly mother to an appointment, I recorded traffic noises, snatches of our conversation, and, through the cacophony of traffic sounds, came the...

L’Ensemble al-Kindi

On a visit to Damascus in 2009, on the recommendation of two women I met in a CD shop, I purchased 'Musique Des Derviches Tourneurs de Damas' Al-Kindi, who was...

Apamea – The Grand and the Tragic History of Syria

“Each civilized person in the world should admit that he has two home countries: the one he was born in, and Syria.” André Parrot, (1901 – 1980), archaeologist specializing in...
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Lena Chamamyan

Source: Orange Foundation, Published on Mar 24, 2017, Standard Youtube License Lena is an Armenian Syrian singer, composer and musician. Described as a Syrian ambassador spreading the jasmine voice of Damascus,...
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‘Echoes From Ugarit’

Echoes From Ugarit is played by American Syrian Malek Jandali. It is an arrangement of the oldest music notation in the world. Source Jim Ross, Cinematographer  Published on Oct 1, 2010, Standard...