Thank you Detroit fans, guests and sponsors who helped to make the launch of "The Voice of the Free Syrian Children" a resounding success! The Berman Center for the Performing Arts was packed with a diverse audience united to improve the lives of orphaned and vulnerable Syrian children. The evening featured new trio works by award-winning composer Malek Jandali on piano, Aliah Ajamoughli on cello, and professor Abdulrahim Alsiadi on oud.
Michele Economou Ureste, the mayor of West Bloomfield, presented Jandali with a City Proclamation congratulating him on the launch of the project, the success of the performance, and his dedication to humanitarian causes in support of Syrian children. The event was covered by local and international media outlets including Al Arabyia and CNN.
Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce President John Akouri emceed the event and introduced Dr. Hussein Ibish, a senior ATFP fellow, who opened the concert with an elegant speech highlighting the main goals and mission of this humanitarian project. The launch of "The Voice of the Free Syrian Children" included many distinguished guests including Michigan State Representative Rashida Tlaib, Hon. Consulate of Chile Mariela Cecilia Ibanez Griffor, General Consul of Turkey, Her Excellency Nurten Ural, Consul General of Mexico, His Excellency Vicente Colmenares Sumano among others including leaders from the Arab-American community. Click here to see event pictures.
"The Voice of the Free Syrian Children" is a collaborative effort between Malek Jandali, the Rutgers Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights, a UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention, The American Task Force on Palestine ATFP, Syrian Christians for Peace SCP, LIFE USA and Orient For Human Relief.
The soul is healed by being with children. Please help save the children of Syria. Net proceeds from these concerts to benefit humanitarian programs for children in Syria. Watch "The Voice of the Free Syrian Children" in CNN interviews with Alina Machado and CNN News Around the World. The next performance will be in New York City on October 26, 2013, with European cities to be announced soon.
New York City - Saturday, October 26
Saturday, October 26, 7:30 PM - Merkin Concert Hall
for tickets & information - Box Office (212) 501-3330
You Tube ATFP Malek Jandali & Abdulrahim Alsiadi Concert
Mohamed Abdulrahim Alsiadi
Director of US-MidEast Program
The Center for the Study of Genocide,
Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights
Rutgers University, Newark Campus