Songs for Aleppo: Students share the gift of music for victims of war

By Amjad Ali | Jan 03, 2017 12:41 PM EST
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Syrian band performing in Berlin

The horrors and destruction of wars are explained the best by writers, photographers, singers, painter, artists and. Aleppo is the victim of unforgettable destruction. Thousands of women, children, senior citizen and civilians lost their lives in horrific way under barrel bombs and lethal Russian weapons. Musiqana, a Syrian band tries to spread the songs of love, peace and harmony in dust of bombs, tanks and jet rovers.

Although away from war zone, studying in Germany for the last five year, Samas Hjiazi, a 20 year old medical student couldn't avoid the loss of his friends, relatives and mostly the innocent children and women.

Japan Times quoted Said Samaa as saying "I was thinking about the times my father sang these songs. I sang them together with my brother. And they are all still in Syria"

Leader of the band a 28 year old Abdullah Rahhal, a native Aleppoean, informed that the traditional Arab music called "Arab Tarab" is a musical euphoria in with access to the soul and memories. The band mainly work independently and design their own lyrics and compose their own music.

Tired of tragedies and disappointments, this band is trying to heal the wounded hearts through the songs of deserts.

Think of an Arab shepherd with his camels singing songs of traditional spirit is man of unmatched happiness and satisfaction. This happy camel rider is now silent with tears in his eyes. The band is looking to discover disband the harsh memories of war from the hearts and minds of their people. The five members band consist of all those young enthusiasts who came to Germany in search of a new and better life almost five years ago.

Rahhal said that they have got an opportunity to introduce German and European population with cultural events and parties of Syrian Arabs. He said I am singer, not a refugee, I am a Syrian.

According to USA today, hesitant to welcome refugees from war torn Arab nation, this band is portraying a more peaceful face of the unwelcomed refugees. Rahhal was also quoted as saying that while migration, he survived many boat crashes in sea. He sang in every refugee camp and on every beach till he reached Germany and joined his friends to form the band.

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