Syria: Coming together

In February 2010, musicians from Holland and Syria worked together on a unique event, bringing together oriental and western classical music, improvisation, rock and a dynamic crowd of children.
It was an unforgettable and intense week and we hope many more will follow, creating more contact and better understanding between Syria and the West.


From the Netherlands:
Merlijn Twaalfhoven:musical direction and composition, viola
Marijn Korff de Gidts: contemporary percussion
Laura Bruggen: Violin
Maartje Stuulen—new concepts of children’s music

From Syria:
Jamil - oriental violin
Mahmud, Amer, Mezar, Ibrahim - percussion
Rock band
Students and teachers of the Higher Institute of Music and Al Assad Institute.

Production: Abir Boukhari
Supported by the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Higher Institute of Music, Syrian Ministery of Culture