Salām Syria: Syria and the World

Hamburg. March 18. The Hewar Ensemble from Damascus serves up a fascinating fusion of oriental sounds, jazz and free improvisation. The group was formed by the festival’s Artist in Residence Kinan Azmeh.

Salām! is a traditional Arabic greeting and simultaneously the Arabic word for peace. The Salām Syria festival is not only intended as an expression of the wish for peace in a country ravaged by civil war, it is also meant as a welcoming gesture and an invitation to get to know each other.

 

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