Imad Hashisho Music Program

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Campaign successfully funded on: 05 May,2019

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The Imad Hashisho Music Program in Saida

Al-Adab Wal-Thaqafa Association and Imad Hashisho’s family and friends announced the launching of Imad Hashisho Music Program aiming to teach the Oud instrument in the Saida region!

About the Program

The program focuses on teaching authentic Levantine music to students aged between 9 and 13 years old in the Saida region as there are no institutions and centers that teach this music genre. The program comes to fulfill the need of music appreciation and it starts by offering Oud lessons to three students from Saida for a period of two years. In addition to Oud lessons, the program provides lessons on the authentic Levantine music, the instruments of the Takht Sharqi (oriental ensemble), the history of music, and the Music Tradition of the Levant. The program aims to reach and include more students and to offer lessons on all the instruments of the Takht Sharqi in subsequent stages. This core program will be implemented for the duration of two years and aims to ensure long term sustainability and continuity in order to achieve its ultimate goals and impact.

Program Objectives

This program aims to:

  • Provide students aged between 9  and 13 years old with the opportunity to learn about authentic Levantine music and to master the oriental ensemble instruments, starting with the Oud
  • Ensure the availability of permanent music lessons in Saida
  • Raise awareness about the Levantine music in the Saida region and subsequently in other regions

Authentic Levantine Music

It is the musical language of the Levant based on the transmission of Music Tradition from a master (al-morshed) in this music genre to a student (al-mourid) striving to widen his/her knowledge and become a professional musician. This music relies on improvisation, oral tradition, and harmony between the performer, the rest of the ensemble, and the audience. This modal music consists on the musical suite (al-wasla) and contains instrumental and vocal pieces performed by the oriental ensemble and its instruments including: the oud, the violin, the nay, the qanun, and the percussion. The singer performs the vocal pieces accompanied by the other musicians of the ensemble playing on their instruments and singing as bitana (back vocals). The ensemble might be extended to include other instruments.

Authentic music is not limited to a specific historical era as it is a continuous music genre that is innovated from the inside by creating new music forms or reviving older forms of the Levantine musical language.

About Al-Adab Wal-Thaqafa Association

Established in 1955, Al-Adab Wal-Thaqafa Association is one of the oldest associations in Saida. Since its creation, the Association aims to spread culture and knowledge among the popular social classes and raise awareness on rights and social issues. The Association carries out activities with social and national aims focusing in particular on youth. Moreover, Al-Adab Wal-Thaqafa Association considers education to be at the heart of its work and objectives through offering tutoring and literacy classes. Over the years, the Association succeeded in developing and extending its scope of work, by organizing seasonal programs for children, including summer camps, activities, and Children’s Day celebrations. Furthermore, the Association targets women and youth through volunteering activities such as camps, awareness campaigns, debates, discussions, and seminars. Since its foundation to this day, Al-Adab Wal-Thaqafa has relied first and foremost on the efforts and contributions of volunteers, an operational model relinquished by other associations due to the changes which distorted the aims and principles of social work.

Based on Article 3 of the Association bylaws, highlighting the necessity “to spread culture and raise the knowledge among the people”, the Association always works on developing its tools and approaches to achieve its objectives and purpose, and continues to seek new ways and methods to achieve them in light of social transformations and developments either in terms of issues or in terms of awareness and skills.

About Imad Hashisho

Imad Hashisho is a musician, Oud and Cello player, and Bitana performer. He was born in Saida in 1988 and passed away in 2018. Influenced by the singing of Sheikh Imam and Sayed Darwish and inspired by their music since his childhood, he grew up holding his Oud and breaking the academic teaching rules through his aural talent. As he grew older, his dream grew with him. He sought to hone his skills through the many people and friends with which he interacted and who were all taken and moved by his smile. They all helped him develop his passion and know more.

He influenced many people and was influenced by many including his mentors and musician friends. It is through these interactions that Imad and his music changed. He grew a persistent spirit that longed to uncover the aural heritage to create a new tune to the past, breaking all the rules. He remained himself: the same child holding his Oud wherever he goes, roving from one instrument to another, refusing to become an instrument himself, and continuously looking for innovation in various projects and bands be it authentic Levantine ensembles or other bands.

Imad is gone but his soul and mesmerizing sarcastic smile inspired his family and friends to keep his passion, perseverance, joy, and rebellious spirit alive by helping talented youngsters pursue their passion when they are not given such opportunity because their talent is either considered a mere hobby or a financial burden.

Program Timeline

The Program is set to be launched in 2019 and shall provide weekly Oud lessons to three students from Saida and surrounding areas over the first two years at the Al-Adab Wal-Thaqafa Association center in Saida. Furthermore, the Program intends to organize regular meetings with groups of musicians aiming to teach students the history of Levantine music, the instruments of the Takht Sharqi (oriental ensemble), and the Music Tradition of the Levant. The Program shall subsequently offer lessons in other instruments to more students in other regions as well.  







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  14 Mar,2019


In the first week of our crowdfunding, we have reached 50% of the first milestone and 25% of the whole target! Thank you for your continuous support! Follow us on facebook and contact us by email. Contribute with us to reach our target through donations and shares!

في الأسبوع الأول من الحملة، حققنا 50% من الهدف الأول و25% من الهدف الأخير! شكرًا لدعمكم المتواصل! تابعوا صفحة الفايسبوك ويمكنكم مراسلتنا عبر الايمايل. ساهموا معنا في الوصول إلى هدف الحملة من خلال النشر والتبرّع



  23 Mar,2019


أجوبتنا على بعض الأسئلة التي وردتنا حول التبرّع | Q&A

هل حقّقنا هدف الحملة الأخير؟ 
 لا! لحملة التمويل الجماعي ثلاث محطّات: المحطة الأولى 5000 دأ وقد حققناها بالفعل. المحطة الثانية 8000 دأ ونحن نقترب من تحقيقها. والمحطة الثالثة والأخيرة 10000 دأ وقد لا تتمكنوا من ملاحظتها على هواتفكم النقالة وهي تظهر بشكل واضح إذا زرتم الموقع من الحاسوب

ماذا حقّقنا حتى الآن؟ 
 انطلقت حملة التمويل الجماعي في 5 آذار 2019 ومدّتها المتوقّعة 60 يوم. لقد حقّقنا حتى الآن 5633 دأ من 10000 دأ. بالتالي حقّقنا 56% من هدف الحملة الأخير

لماذا لا يتمّ تحويل المبلغ عند التبرّع؟
 يقوم "ذومال" بحجز المبلغ التي اخترتموه من أجل تحويله من حسابكم عند نجاح الحملة. وبالتالي لا يتمّ تحويل المبلغ لحظة التبرّع بل لاحقًا

هل يمكن التبرّع نقدًا من خلال موقع "ذومال"؟
نعم! يمكنكم اختيار التبرّع نقدًا على الموقع وإعطاء معلومات عن كيفيّة قيامكم بذلك. هذا التبرّع لا يمرّ ماليًا بالموقع. عندما تختارون هذا الخيار، يصلنا من قبلكم رسالة تفيدنا بطريقة التبرّع التي اخترتموها (بالمقابلة الشخصية أو عبر تحويل المبلغ من خلال ويسترن يونيون مثلًا). نقوم بالموافقة عليها فتضاف القيمة التي تريدون التبرّع بها الى عدّاد الموقع

هل يمكن التبرّع نقدًا خارج موقع "ذومال"؟
طبعاً يمكن التبرّع نقداً وبأي مبلغ كان. يمكنكم التواصل معنا مباشرةً من أجل تنسيق هذا الموضوع ثمّ نضيف نحن المبلغ على المنصة (نيابةً عنكم) من أجل متابعة المجموع. وذلك بهدف إنجاح الحملة وتحقيق هدفها الأخير

 متى تنتهي الحملة؟ 
بعد 43 يوم أي في 5 آيار 2019

نشكركم على أسئلتكم وتفاعلكم ودعمكم المستمرّ ونعتمد عليكم دائمًا


- Did we reach the final target of the crowdfunding? 
+ NO! The campaign has 3 milestones: the first one is 5000 USD and we have already reached it. The second one is 8000 USD and we are getting close to reach it. The third and final one is 10000 USD. You might not be seeing these milestones clearly if you are visiting the website from you mobile phones. You might need to check it from a desktop.

- What did we reach already? 
+ The crowdfunding campaign was launched on March 5, 2019 for an expected duration of 60 days. We have reached 5633 USD from 10000 USD. 56% of the total target was reached.

- Why we don't receive a transaction notification when we donate? 
+ When you donate, Zoomaal reserve the sum for a later transaction when the campaign has reached its final target. Thus an instant transaction doesn't happen the moment you choose to donate.

- Can we do cash donation on Zoomaal? 
+ YES! You can choose the cash donation option on the website for any sum. You will have to indicate the way you would like to send your cash donation. The website will notify us on your behalf and we will be coordinating this donation in order to receive it the way you wish (personal meeting, western union etc...). We approve the request and thus the sum you decided to donate will show on the counter of Zoomaal although this sum doesn't pass by Zoomaal financial system.

- Can we do cash donation outside Zoomaal? 
+ Of course! You can support the program and donate any sum you wish. You can contact us directly to coordinate this donation. We will be adding it on your behalf to the website in order to keep the counter updated and to reach the final target of the campaign.

- When does the campaign stop?
+ In 43 days, May 5, 2019.

We thank you for your questions, interaction and continuous support! We are always counting on you!


  01 Jun,2019


94% of funds were collected!

If your pledge was already completed we thank you for your support and contribution. If your pledge wasn't collected yet, you might have received a notification from Zoomaal. If you wish to complete the process and fund our project, kindly fix the payment method. The collection of funds will stop in few days. 

Thank you all! Your support is highly appreciated!



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Cultural manager contributing to Imad Hashisho Music Program. برنامج عماد حشيشو لتعليم الموسيقى تنظمّه جمعية الأدب والثقافة، من أقدم الجمعيات في مدينة صيدا، تأسست عام 1955 وعملت منذ انطلاقتها على نشر التقافة والمعرفة بين أبناء الفئات الشعبية ورفع مستوى الوعي…

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