The Art of Hope: Preserving and Protecting Syrian Culture Project

Art of Hope: Preserving and Protecting Syrian Culture aims to archive, protect and preserve, the musical arts of the great city of Aleppo. Besieged by conflict since 2011, Aleppo is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, a city whose musical traditions have for centuries contributed in significant and lasting ways to world culture. The Art of Hope intends to protect and preserve Syrian musical culture by sharing Syria’s musical treasures with displaced, disenfranchised, young Syrians, many of whom are growing up very far from their homes. As such, the project is designed to preserve and transmit a cultural heritage rich in creativity and non-violence, and, in so doing, combat extremism.

Partner Institutions
Pianos for Peace
Fordham University

Thursday, September 21, 2017
World Peace Day Lecture
Pianos for Peace Lecture
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Thursday March 17, 2018
Peace Builders: Aleppo’s Cultivated Listeners
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