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Arabic Song for Beginners
Wednesday 9th December 2020
10.30am-12 midday gmt (12.30-2pm Palestine time)
This session will be led by Joseph Duqmaq, a Palestinian musician based in the West Bank. Joseph has taught and conducted orchestras and choirs in various institutions and conservatories in Jordan and Palestine. He is the musical leader at the ‘Sounds of Palestine’ project working with students from the refugee camps in Palestine. Joseph is also a professional performer on saxophone and piano in Palestine and abroad, composing, arranging and playing classical, jazz, and oriental music genres. www.soundsofpalestine.org
It’s free to book, but you need to register in advance here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
There is a limit of 100 people for this workshop, so please only register if you are able to come along.
The workshop will be recorded and made available afterwards for those who aren’t able to join us at the time.
We are taking donations rather than charging a standard ticket price for this workshop, so if you come along or watch the video, please make a donation to Joseph through his paypal here if you are able to: paypal.me/josephsax
The lyrics will be put in the chat during the session, but there is a link above to a songsheet if you would rather print the lyrics. This is the main song we’ll be learning at the session:
Information, Songsheets and videos
Armenian Folk Song Workshop
Sunday November 8th 2020, 5.30-6.30pm (gmt)
This workshop was led by Armenian singer Sevana Tchakerian. We learnt two folk songs collected by composer and folk song collector, Komitas. Attendance is free and the video below is freely available but if you are able, donations will be very welcome to support a music project that Sevana works with supporting families and young people who have been displaced by the war in Artsakh.
Here is the place where you can make donations if you are able:
“We are finding strength in this unity. We hope that our united voices will resonate throughout the world, and that we will soon be singing and dancing together in beautiful Artsakh.”
The songsheet for this workshop can be downloaded here.
You can read a longer article about Sevana’s work here.