Global Week for Syria festival in Beirut is the central stage of a worldwide initiative with hundreds of artists from across the globe uniting for the idea of Peace and Co-Creation
As a part of Global Week for Syria initiative, for the second time the festival in Beirut became the main stage of the project. This year Global Week for Syria worldwide was joined both directly with physical concerts, and virtually by online #4Syria action by about 35 countries. Among countries hosting the Project performances, conferences, and talks in 2017 there were Lebanon, Netherlands, UK, US, France, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Canada, Ukraine, Malawi, Russia, Iran, India, Ireland and Scotland.
On June 28th the festival, under the patronage and support of the UNESCO, started in Beirut (Assembly Hall – AUB), in collaboration with Morgenland Festival Osnabruck initiating the Lebanese edition of Oriental Landscapes, with Osnabrücker Jugendchor (GR) and the Antonine University Choir (LB), Kinan Azmeh (SY) and Dima Orsho (US/SY).
The festival continued for 10 days of concerts, workshops and conference in 5 places in Lebanon (Beirut, Aley, Minyara, Tripoli and Bekaa valley).
The Global Week for Syria Beirut festival 2017 presented Dutch, Swiss, Swedish, Norwegian, French, German, Azerbijiani, Turkish, Tunisian, Iraqi, Lebanese, and Syrian musicians, scholars and other cultural activists united to share their energy and mastery to encourage hope and belief in positive future.
Festival Venues: Assembly Hall – AUB, Al Madina Theater, Metro Al Madina, Dar El Nimer, Safadi Center, t-marbouta, Mezyan, and others.
Among the festival highlights: Morgenland All Star Band: Dima Orsho (SY/US), Ibrahim Kevo (SY), Moslem Rahal (SY), Salman Gambarov (AZ), Ziya Gückan (TU), Kinan Azmeh (SY/US), Frederik Köster (DE), Andreas Müller (DE), Rony Barrak (LB), Michel Godard (FR) and Bodek Janke (GR).
In addition to Osnabrücker Jugendchor (DE), Université Antonine Classical Arabic Music Ensemble (LB), Université Antonine Choir (LB), Andreas Schaerer (CH), Håkon Kornstad (NO), Sonbola Choir (SY), Tony Overwater (NL), Mark Schilders (NL), Nareg Abajian (SY), Mark Schilders’ Fabrik (NL), Bert Cool (BE), Star of The Orient (SE/SY/TU/IQ), Moussa Elias (SE/SY), Robert Ikiz (TU), Maarten Ornstein (NL), Nidaa Abou Mrad (LB), Fr. Toufic Maatouk (LB), Ghassan Sahhab (LB), Hayyaf Yassine (LB), Mohammad Ayyash (LB), Sleiman Abou Hnoud (LB), Rafka Rizk (LB), Mouhannad Nasr (SY), Rami Al Jundi (SY), Fawwaz Baker (FR/SY), Nouri Iskandar (SE/SY), Liliane Chlela (LB), Fouad Afra (LB), Fredrik Gille (SE), Samuel Rohrer (CH) and Khaled Yassine (LB), Khaled Omran (SY), Dani Shukri (SY) and Yalla Choir (SY/LB).