Uniting humanity through music – Concert by Fusion Jazz Ensemble from Syria
Tuesday | 5 March 2019 | 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
and The International Centre Goa (ICG)
Entry Free and Open to public
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The ensemble will perform Arabic, Oriental, Sufi fused with jazz styles
Simon Mreach (Drums)
George Malek (Guitar)
Tarek al Miski (Bass guitar)
Ahmed Iskandarani (Nai)
Fusing Music to Unite Humanity: Syrian Musicians in India.
Sada / Ecco Association promotes music for all by encouraging young Syrian musicians to believe in the empowering effect of music in breaking all barriers and in connecting peoples and cultures. As a pioneering non-profit organization in Syria, Sada supports, sponsors, and organizes select events and provides resources for young talents to excel in music by organizing workshops led by professionals. In addition, Sada hosts shared activities for global cultural interaction. Sada works on raising awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of musical traditions by creating programmes like Music on the Road, which brought much joy and comfort to many people who discovered the healing, uplifting and uniting power of music. . ..
Over the last few years, throughout the difficult war in Syria, Sada has organized some outstanding events. A concert by the Mari Orchestra, which
consisted of almost 50 women musicians, took place in the ancient Azem Palace in the old city of Damascus. Sada sponsored Oud Quartet to travel to India to attend the ICCR Music and Dance festival. ..
Sada’s recent choice of sponsoring a group of Syrian musicians to attend the Fusion for Jazz Festival in India (ICCR) is to support an interactive experience between two great ancient cultures. Both Syria and India have deep and lasting heritages of culture and music. ..
This group of Syrian professional musicians is passionate about harnessing the power of music for change. They have been active throughout the most difficult times of the war against culture in Syria; they have persevered in teaching at the Academy of Music; they have held concerts in various parts of Damascus that reach different social classes. These musicians offer their music as a transformative healing to people who are suffering. .
These musicians will play the nai, guitar, bass guitar, and percussion in rearrangements composed of Arabic, Oriental and Sufi fused with jazz styles.