Global Week for Syria: A WorldWide Concert

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the multi-disciplinary call for peace and reconciliation in Syria
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Global Week For Syria 

More than 40 Syrian musicians and 100 international artists come together on the Global Week For Syria:

  • Five-Day Music Festival in Beirut World/Rock/Jazz.
    18-22 April Metro Al Madina, Al Madina Theatre and Yukunkun Club and other places;

  • Six Live Concerts and Fundraising Events in The Netherlands, France, Austria, Czech Republic and Spain – April 18 to 30

  • 100 Online Performances and 30 interviews with respected Syrian intellectuals in the diaspora continuously streamed online on our portal syrianmusiclives.com

  • Talks and Panel Discussions with scholars and cultural activists about the role of culture in making peace and on pressing topics like the preservation of the cultural heritage in times of conflict – Beirut, April 18th to 22nd, the festival venues;

  • Closing Event - Jazz for Syria at The Hague takes place on UNESCO’s International Jazz Day, April 30th, 2015

    Global Week for Syria is a week of sharing great art forms and goodwill with the world. We want people to come together for the common enjoyment of music, discussions and other performances.

    Why #4Syria

    Four years after the violence erupted in Syria, millions of lives hang in the balance, lacking access to the most basic necessities needed for survival.

    Global Week For Syria is a movement for peace led by hundreds of musicians, artists, creatives, and intellectuals standing for peace and making a difference in the present and future of Syria.

    Through music, art, and culture, Global Week For Syria brings to life the possibility that Syria would once again take its place as a beacon of rich culture, deep history, and unwavering hope for human compassion and understanding. 

Partners and Supporters:

Swiss Embassy in Beirut, Dutch Ministry of foreign affairs, Hivos (NL), Sharq (LB), The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship (LB), Terre des Hommes (GR/NL/LB), The Syria Initiative (LB), The Syrian League for Citizenship SL4C (LB), Basmeh & Zeitooneh (LB), Najda Now International Refugee Foundation (LB), Amman Jazz Festival/OrangeRed (Jordan), FELM Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission (FI), UNESCO International Jazz Day, A Heart For Syria/ Un Coeur pour la Syrie (FR/CA), Souriat Without Borders (SP), Ecooo.es (SP), Korzo Theatre (NL), Splendor Amsterdam (NL), Morgenland Festival (GR)

Line-up

The Global Week for Syria will present live many artists and bands. To name a few, Beirut stage will feature such artists as renown ECM Norwegian trumpeter and a pioneer of "future jazz" Nils Petter Molvaer; one of the most successful pop bands of the Netherlands 3JS; acclaimed Swiss jazz trio Marc Perrenoud Trio; opening act to the renowned Carthage Film Festival Faia Younan; one of the best representatives of Arab rock scene today Tanjaret Daght; surprising, interactive contemporary jazz/visual trio from the Netherlands Tin Men and the Telephone; "a steaming triple engine from Amsterdam North "viola-guitar-tabla trio The Nordanians; hip-hoppers from Lebanon Fareeq El Atrash; one of the greatest rappers from Syria Hani Sawah aka Sayyed Darwish; Swiss-Lebanese rapper Karine Guignard aka La Gale. The festival in Beirut will also present the audio- visual performance "Big Data Poetry" by great artists Geert Mul and Michel Banabila from the Netherlands specially prepared for the Global Week for Syria project. There are many other artists from Syria, Lebanon, and international.

The concerts across Europe will feature musicians like Gerard Kleijn (NL), Maarten
Ornstein (NL), Rembrandt Frerichs Trio (NL), Tony Overwater (NL), Ibrahim Kevo (SY), dervish dancer Ahmad Alkhatib aka Broukar (SY), Cirilic band (CZ), TEN Printed (SY/CH/ FR), Fran Molina Trio (SP), Amir John Haddad "El Amir" (SP), Hames Bitar (SP), Sanem Kalfa (TR), George Dumitriu (RO)
and many others.

For more information and for the complete list of artists visit GlobalWeekForSyria.com 

The videos #4Syria you saw in the crowdfunding video campaign above have been sent to us for free for the Global Week for Syria YouTube channel in support to the project from people around the globe. 

Who we are

Our organization ‘Music and Beyond’ created and ran two major international music festivals and conferences to introduce the world to Syria.  The Syrian jazz festival was held annually in the Damascus Citadel from 2005 to 2011 and in other Syrian cities, and became the largest musical event in Syria, generating a number of important initiatives such as music workshops for young and professional Syrian musicians through collaboration with international composers, musicians and educators who came to Syria to teach, rehearse and compose for the Big Band.

Jazz Lives in Syria

YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/jjtc3w

Syrian Big band YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/7jq5Gz

Oriental landscapes

YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/v2k8uz

World music from Syria YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/EzwbN4

Rock lives in Syria

Contemporary Music from Syria

YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/mJw53g

Now, because of the ongoing conflicts & crisis, we are introducing Syria to the world.

Follow the link to learn more about our previous and current projects and activities: http://syrianmusiclives.com


What We Need

With the help of various foundations, organizations friends and family we are very close to realizing a dream that has been forming for four years. However, we are still missing a small donation that will result in a significant way. Below you see how we plan to distribute the donated money within the project. These tasks are essential to make the project a maximum success.

For IDEAL payments. Since some of you might not have a possibility to contribute with the payment method offered on zoomaal.com - you can also make an offline transfer to our Music and Beyond bank account. Your contribution will be added to the total contribution on zoomaal.com and will be rewarded the same way as the rest of direct transfers via zoomaal.com. Remember to add the reference with your name, email address and words Global Week for Syria on zoomaal.

Bank account details:

Music and Beyond

IBAN: NL68 INGB 0006262765

BIC: INGBNL2A

The Impact

You can become a focus of hope for a positive future by providing Syria’s musicians a voice to share their love of their country and culture; And, by opening new opportunities for cultural exchanges between Eastern and Western societies.

Demonstrate the power of today’s computer technologies and possibilities by contributing for Global Week 4 Syria with Zoomaal to actualize and develop these synergetic peace-building activities, reconciliations and global unity via the artistic and creative community.

Other Ways You Can Help 

Attend our Live Concerts and Fundraising Events in Beirut (LB), Amsterdam and The Hague (NL), Paris (FR), Madrid (SP), Vienna (AT), or Prague (CZ)

Spread the word, and invite your friends https://www.facebook.com/events/1402263226749784

Submit a dedication music video piece #4Syria;
Join the conversation with the hashtag #4Syria
Like, comment, share, retweet and favorite the event posts with the hashtag #4Syria

Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/syrianmusiclives
Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates @syrianmusiclives 






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Hannibal Saad is a music manager and festival artistic director. He created and ran two major international music festivals and conferences in Syria until the crisis began. Hannibal now runs the Global Week 4 Syria, Syrian Music Lives and other…

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You get your own name mentioned on a banner stand during the event. You also get a passe-partout for all the events of Beirut Festival and 4 tickets to the concert of your choice in European cities that joined Global Week for Syria event (no travel costs covered)
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