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A Symphony for Syria

The Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music was founded in Damascus in 2003. But, after the outbreak of war in 2011, many of its members were forced to flee the country.

The Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music was founded in Damascus in 2003. But, after the outbreak of war in 2011, many of its members were forced to flee the country. Our World follows four musicians as they prepare for a groundbreaking series of concerts, reuniting orchestra members in exile, and those in Syria, in the hope of changing perceptions of their war-torn nation.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 27 Jan 2017 00:30GMT

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