Concert by ‘Refugees for Refugees’ in Limassol

The Refugees for Refugees project unites ten musicians who are refugees and have arrived in Belgium from Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tibet.

Refugees for Refugees are united by their desire to weave links through their music. The group has developed an original repertoire at the crossroads between their different traditions.

The Refugees for Refugees project unites ten musicians who are refugees and have arrived in Belgium from Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tibet. They were all forced to flee their homelands. Leaving everything behind,  they only took with them their knowledge, their heritage and their instruments. Together they have united their diverse musical influences and backgrounds, in order to create a unique repertoire, building bridges between their cultures and putting out a message of hope and resilience.

Asad Qizilbash: sarod
Aren Dolma: vocals
Fakher Madallal: vocals, percussion
Kelsang Hula: dramyen, vocals
Mohammad Aman Yusufi: dambura, vocals
Simon Leleux: percussion
Souhad Najem: qanun
Tammam Al Ramadan: ney
Tareq Alsayed Yahya: oud
Tristan Driessens: oud

This musical event takes place on Thursday 25 July at 21:00 at Heroes’ Square in Limassol, as part of the 14th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival, organised by the Rialto Theatre.

Entrance Free

This event is made possible with the support of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Cyprus.

See Facebook Event Page for more info.