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Ten Printed "Reaching for the Sacred"   "Reaching for the Sacred" is a show which blends singing, music and dance around the sacred and the spiritual. Three young women, Mukaddas Mijit from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (China), Lynn Adib from Damascus, Syria, and Sandrine Monlezun from France, met in Paris and formed a friendship built on their curiosity towards the each other's culture and on their own artistic experience.

Ten Printed "Reaching for the Sacred" "Reaching for the Sacred" is a show which blends singing, music and dance around the sacred and the spiritual. Three young women, Mukaddas Mijit from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (China), Lynn Adib from Damascus, Syria, and Sandrine Monlezun from France, met in Paris and formed a friendship built on their curiosity towards the each other's culture and on their own artistic experience.

Musicians:   Orwa Saleh - oud / Syria Christoph Cech - piano / Austria Ulrich Drechsler - bass clarinet, basset horn, duclar / Germany

Musicians: Orwa Saleh - oud / Syria Christoph Cech - piano / Austria Ulrich Drechsler - bass clarinet, basset horn, duclar / Germany

MARWAN AL SOLAIMAN is a poet, musician, pedagogue and construction engineer. He comes from Syria where he had been living until the age of eighteen; in 1982 he moved to the Czech republic. In 1997 he founded the ZIRIAB band, the first Arabian band in the Czech Republic

MARWAN AL SOLAIMAN is a poet, musician, pedagogue and construction engineer. He comes from Syria where he had been living until the age of eighteen; in 1982 he moved to the Czech republic. In 1997 he founded the ZIRIAB band, the first Arabian band in the Czech Republic

Raoul Gregory Vitale (12 February 1928 – 29 September 2003) was a Syrian musicologist from Latakia who introduced the total description of the ancient Babylonian musical scales used in Music of Mesopotamia and Near East, and also a complete interpretation of the musical notation of the Hurrian Hymn 6 discovered in Ugarit which is considered to be the first known complete musical notation

Raoul Gregory Vitale (12 February 1928 – 29 September 2003) was a Syrian musicologist from Latakia who introduced the total description of the ancient Babylonian musical scales used in Music of Mesopotamia and Near East, and also a complete interpretation of the musical notation of the Hurrian Hymn 6 discovered in Ugarit which is considered to be the first known complete musical notation

Ibrahim Kevo is a Syrian singer from Al-Hassakeh. Infusing his work with the roots of traditional Syrian music, he is one of few singers to have developed the Arab, Syriac, Armenian, Kurdish and Hazki traditions and to have enriched the musical heritage of Northern Syria. He is also famous for playing the typical instruments of this region, such as buzuq, saz and baghlama.

Ibrahim Kevo is a Syrian singer from Al-Hassakeh. Infusing his work with the roots of traditional Syrian music, he is one of few singers to have developed the Arab, Syriac, Armenian, Kurdish and Hazki traditions and to have enriched the musical heritage of Northern Syria. He is also famous for playing the typical instruments of this region, such as buzuq, saz and baghlama.

Saint Ephrem of Syria. Ephrem the Syrian was a Syriac deacon and a prolific Syriac-language hymnographer and theologian of the 4th century from the region of Syria. His works are hailed by Christians throughout the world, and many denominations venerate him as a saint.

Saint Ephrem of Syria. Ephrem the Syrian was a Syriac deacon and a prolific Syriac-language hymnographer and theologian of the 4th century from the region of Syria. His works are hailed by Christians throughout the world, and many denominations venerate him as a saint.

Sanem Kalfa developed her own style by enriching jazz with colorful Turkish tradition.  George Dumitriu is a Romanian born guitarist, violinist and a composer.

Sanem Kalfa developed her own style by enriching jazz with colorful Turkish tradition. George Dumitriu is a Romanian born guitarist, violinist and a composer.

Marc Perrenoud Trio is a dutch band.  Musicians: Marc Perrenoud - piano  Cyril Regamey - drums Marco Muller - double bass

Marc Perrenoud Trio is a dutch band. Musicians: Marc Perrenoud - piano Cyril Regamey - drums Marco Muller - double bass

Between 2006 and 2010, Jason Hamacher made many trips to Syria to photograph and record ancient chants. @npr

Before War, A Punk Drummer Preserved Syrian Chants

Between 2006 and 2010, Jason Hamacher made many trips to Syria to photograph and record ancient chants. @npr

Molvær is considered a pioneer of "future jazz", a genre that fusing jazz and electronic music, showcased on his most commercially successful album, Khmer on the ECM label in October 1997 in Europe and early 1998 in North America.

Molvær is considered a pioneer of "future jazz", a genre that fusing jazz and electronic music, showcased on his most commercially successful album, Khmer on the ECM label in October 1997 in Europe and early 1998 in North America.

Linda Bettar, a graduate of the Higher Institute of Music in 2007 in Oriental singing. She participated in several festivals in the Arab world and in Europe.

Linda Bettar, a graduate of the Higher Institute of Music in 2007 in Oriental singing. She participated in several festivals in the Arab world and in Europe.

Modar Salameh is a Syrian Drummer, born in Damascus, currently based in Amsterdam, studied at the Higher Institute of music in Damascus as a classical percussion player.

Modar Salameh is a Syrian Drummer, born in Damascus, currently based in Amsterdam, studied at the Higher Institute of music in Damascus as a classical percussion player.

Faia grew up in the iconic musical city of Aleppo in a family that cherishes culture and arts. At the age of eleven, she moved with her family to Sweden.

Faia grew up in the iconic musical city of Aleppo in a family that cherishes culture and arts. At the age of eleven, she moved with her family to Sweden.

Clay statue of two feminine musicians (Tanajer), Syria,  1st Century BC

Clay statue of two feminine musicians (Tanajer), Syria, 1st Century BC

Syrian refugees Abu Abdullah (left) and Mohamad Isa Almaziodi (right)

Syrian refugees reveal their heartache through music

Syrian refugees Abu Abdullah (left) and Mohamad Isa Almaziodi (right)

Ahmad Alkhatib is a 33 years old dervish dancer originally from Damascus, Syria. Ahmad started dancing at the age of six, around 27 years ago. He took this traditional dance from his family.

Ahmad Alkhatib is a 33 years old dervish dancer originally from Damascus, Syria. Ahmad started dancing at the age of six, around 27 years ago. He took this traditional dance from his family.