Global Week for Syria 2016

The second edition of the Global Week for Syria will take place from April 17th to May 1st. This year Global Week for Syria worldwide is joined both directly with physical concerts and virtually by online ‪#‎4Syria‬ action by about 35 countries. Among countries hosting the Project performances, conferences, and talks this year there are Netherlands, UK, US, France, Austria, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Canada, Ukraine and Malawi.
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'In today's devastating scenario that Syria and its people are enduring, we as artists, as people, can't afford to be passive. It is only logical but to do what our governments should be doing but have failed to do so far: to leave behind our differences in order to unite and extend our hands in solidarity, in which ever scale and way we can, and work together in favour of humanity and peace...' Aura Rascon, Artistic/Manager Director FullMoon Babylon, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

'In today's devastating scenario that Syria and its people are enduring, we as artists, as people, can't afford to be passive. It is only logical but to do what our governments should be doing but have failed to do so far: to leave behind our differences in order to unite and extend our hands in solidarity, in which ever scale and way we can, and work together in favour of humanity and peace...' Aura Rascon, Artistic/Manager Director FullMoon Babylon, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Why Global Week for Syria? “This event represents me, since I believe that the change expected from everybody cannot start but through culture and arts. These resonate with human depths, as they have the power to nourish and purify our souls, so that we can all realize the dream of world peace. Peace can be achieved only with peaceful means, first and foremost music.” Malak Swed, Madani's expert in Women Empowerment, partner, media representative Global Week for Syria

Why Global Week for Syria? “This event represents me, since I believe that the change expected from everybody cannot start but through culture and arts. These resonate with human depths, as they have the power to nourish and purify our souls, so that we can all realize the dream of world peace. Peace can be achieved only with peaceful means, first and foremost music.” Malak Swed, Madani's expert in Women Empowerment, partner, media representative Global Week for Syria

“Since the dawn of history, Syria has been the home of many successive civilisations. They presented all kinds of art to the world, including writing, painting, sculpture and music. As a Syrian, I would like to tell the world that we are producers of art, not war, and we deserve to live in peace. Although I know that this initiative will not stop the war, I see it as a chance to portray Syria in a civilised light once again.” Oula Alshiekh Haidar Member of Global Week for Syria team.

“Since the dawn of history, Syria has been the home of many successive civilisations. They presented all kinds of art to the world, including writing, painting, sculpture and music. As a Syrian, I would like to tell the world that we are producers of art, not war, and we deserve to live in peace. Although I know that this initiative will not stop the war, I see it as a chance to portray Syria in a civilised light once again.” Oula Alshiekh Haidar Member of Global Week for Syria team.

“Work on the organisation of Global week for Syria second season comes in the priorities of the Swell group company. Because it is the most enjoyable work that we have done. It is music - the language of the world. It makes people live long and unite. Music does not know differences, religion, politics or ethnicity. It is our weapons and our strength. This is the way to defend our spirits...Music is the food for our souls” Abeer El Akkad Founder and director of Swe

“Work on the organisation of Global week for Syria second season comes in the priorities of the Swell group company. Because it is the most enjoyable work that we have done. It is music - the language of the world. It makes people live long and unite. Music does not know differences, religion, politics or ethnicity. It is our weapons and our strength. This is the way to defend our spirits...Music is the food for our souls” Abeer El Akkad Founder and director of Swe

”The dreadful war in Syria has made Sweden welcome numerous wonderful musicians which we at Re:Orient have had the privilege to work with the last few years. Touring around and meeting refugees has been a very moving experience for us all, showing the comfort and hope music gives. We witnessed how the concerts gave voice to emotions, gave a sense of belonging and connectedness. Music brings sanity and resilience in an all too deteriorating world.” Cecilia Hörnell-Sunar,

”The dreadful war in Syria has made Sweden welcome numerous wonderful musicians which we at Re:Orient have had the privilege to work with the last few years. Touring around and meeting refugees has been a very moving experience for us all, showing the comfort and hope music gives. We witnessed how the concerts gave voice to emotions, gave a sense of belonging and connectedness. Music brings sanity and resilience in an all too deteriorating world.” Cecilia Hörnell-Sunar,

“Participation in the Global Week for Syria by means of music is the only and most powerful means of expressing with our unconscious what our conscious cannot. Sharing our music with other musicians, from diverging opinions, is the path to reconciliation as our musical unconscious communicates identical feeling of love and of suffering.  What we cannot express in words and actions we can with music: Prima la musica, secondo le parole...” Richard Dumbrill,

“Participation in the Global Week for Syria by means of music is the only and most powerful means of expressing with our unconscious what our conscious cannot. Sharing our music with other musicians, from diverging opinions, is the path to reconciliation as our musical unconscious communicates identical feeling of love and of suffering. What we cannot express in words and actions we can with music: Prima la musica, secondo le parole...” Richard Dumbrill,

“I was there from the beginning of thinking about Global Week For Syria. I like it because it represents the multicultural aspect of Syria and the fact it makes new creations with Syrians with themselves and others on a global scale showing the richness and diversity of Syria. It is a great message of peace and hope.” Bassel Kaghadou,  advisory board Global Week for Syria

“I was there from the beginning of thinking about Global Week For Syria. I like it because it represents the multicultural aspect of Syria and the fact it makes new creations with Syrians with themselves and others on a global scale showing the richness and diversity of Syria. It is a great message of peace and hope.” Bassel Kaghadou, advisory board Global Week for Syria

“I was part of Global Week for Syria since the beginning, I joined because it is a joint effort for a good cause. It delivers the message of bringing people together through music and culture all over the world in the name of Syria. It is one of the ways to work positively toward our new Syria.”  Maurice Aaek, media consultant Global Week for Syria team

“I was part of Global Week for Syria since the beginning, I joined because it is a joint effort for a good cause. It delivers the message of bringing people together through music and culture all over the world in the name of Syria. It is one of the ways to work positively toward our new Syria.” Maurice Aaek, media consultant Global Week for Syria team

“There is no better way to overcome what is happening than to keep working on projects that bring people together in a positive spirit. Music is not to ignore, forget or deny our suffering. On the contrary, this is defiance. Music keeps us going, keeps us dancing in the eye of the storm, and keeps us connected."   Zena Takieddine, local NGO`s coordinator in Beirut, Global Week for Syria team

“There is no better way to overcome what is happening than to keep working on projects that bring people together in a positive spirit. Music is not to ignore, forget or deny our suffering. On the contrary, this is defiance. Music keeps us going, keeps us dancing in the eye of the storm, and keeps us connected." Zena Takieddine, local NGO`s coordinator in Beirut, Global Week for Syria team

“The real challenge for Syrians today is to activate the role of the civil society in powerful initiatives that reveal the beauty and diversity of a people that is being reduced by politics to commonplace stereotypes. Yes, beauty will save the world.” Raed Zeno, video editor, designer, Ta3bir foundation Global Week for Syria team

“The real challenge for Syrians today is to activate the role of the civil society in powerful initiatives that reveal the beauty and diversity of a people that is being reduced by politics to commonplace stereotypes. Yes, beauty will save the world.” Raed Zeno, video editor, designer, Ta3bir foundation Global Week for Syria team

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