Out of the detritus of war, a thing of beauty was born

On Saturday 22nd July 2017, we hosted the London Syrian Ensemble at Emmanuel Church, Manchester. The ensemble are a collective of some of Syria’s finest musicians. They include both newly arrived and long-term UK residents who either studied or taught in the eminent Damascus Conservatoire. They bring the sounds of Syria through a diverse repertoire of classical and traditional music. The ensemble includes oud, kanun, ney, violin, viola, double bass and percussion. It was a phenomenal evening which everyone enjoyed, accompanied by delicious Syrian food.


Rihab Azar – Oud

Raghad Haddad – Viola

Sanaa Wahbah – Qanun

Kaldoun Alnajad – Violin

Fajer Alabdalla –  Double bass

Jamal Al Sakka – Arabic percussion

Louai Alhenawi – Ney/M.D

Rethink Rebuild Society (RR) is a Manchester-based charity that works towards improving the lives of refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants in the UK, in particular but not exclusively Syrians, helping them become positively established within British society.

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