On Tuesday 23rd March UK Welcomes Refugees organised a special celebration of Syria’s rich culture, music and people. Featuring our very own Ahmad Al-Rashid and Nour Sakr as live hosts. The online concert included breath-taking musical performances from some of the most outstanding Syrian musicians in the UK, with Maya Youssef (qanun), Adnan Shamdin (tambur), Mariela Shaker (violin) Riyad Nicolas (piano), Osama Kiwan (voice), Raghad Haddad (viola) and Rihab Azar (oud).
We also heard stories of welcome from a well-known former refugee Lord Alf Dubs and prominent Community Sponsor Nick Coke. The concert illustrated the life-changing power of communities coming together to welcome refugees and build hope for the future. It highlighted the way that Community Sponsorship of refugees enriches our culture while fulfilling our international duty to refugees.
UK Welcomes Refugees exists to grow Community Sponsorship across the country. We are proud to have presented this spectacular event showcasing the best of Syrian Culture.
If you missed the event, you could find here on YouTube
You can also find it here on Facebook