(Members of) The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians Syria
(Members of) The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians
An ensemble of Syrian musicians who had been scattered around the world by civil war
In the summer of 2016, Africa Express brought together an ensemble of Syrian musicians who had been scattered around the world by civil war for an acclaimed tour, featuring guest appearances by Damon Albarn, Paul Weller, Julia Holter, Bassekou Kouyate and Rachid Taha, among others.
Many of the Syrian musicians were seeing each other for the first time since the conflict began so was a joyously life-affirming moment for all. A number of orchestra members have settled in the UK and WOMAD marks their debut show in this new formation.http://www.africaexpress.co.uk/featured-article/the-orchestra-of-syrian-musicians-and-guests-album-out-now/