kurdish musician launches institute to teach displaced syrians


Kurdish musician launches institute to teach displaced Syrians


Dada with one of his students while attuning the Kurdish instrument of Tanbur. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Gaziantep, Turkey – The Kurdish musician, Osama Dada, has overcome hardships of displacement from his hometown Afrin in northern Syria, by founding a music institute in the Turkish city of Gaziantep.

Dada, a member of the Syrian Syndicate for Artists, teaches music to displaced Syrians in southern Turkey.

“Music has always reflected our culture and folklore. As a musician, I now feel responsible for promoting peace in a time of war in my homeland,” he told ARA News.

The main objective of the recently established institute of Soz is to teach music to Syrian refugees in Turkey.

“Most of my students have experienced trauma and hard living conditions amid the ongoing devastative war in Syria,” Dada said.

“learning how to play musical instruments may assist them to overcome their hardships. They are enthusiastic to learn.” 

Besides his institute in Turkey’s Gaziantep, Dada runs two other music institutes in Iraqi Kurdistan and Germany “founded the same objective”. 

Syrian refugees in neighboring countries endure mounting hardships, amid lack of activities and unprecedented traumatic experiences. 

“Syrian artists have to promote peace and participate in reviving civil society to overcome the current struggle,” the Kurdish musician concluded. 


Reporting by: Muhammad Ali

Source: ARA News


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