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Social empowerment through music for children in Palestine

April 20, 2016

Orchestra Games

One of our favorite orchestra games is ‘Police and Criminal’: One child is the police and waits outside of the orchestra room. Another child is the criminal and makes a ‘musical crime’.

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March 21, 2016

Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day in the Middle East. The children played music for their mothers, gave them a flower and expressed one by one why they love their mom.

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March 14, 2016

Planting Seeds

Weather has changed, and it’s time to plant seeds: not only in our garden, but also musical seeds in our students!

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February 4, 2016

Christmas Concert in the Peace Center

We would like to thank the Municipality of Bethlehem for inviting Sounds of Palestine’s orchestra to perform during the Christmas Festival on the 10th of December. The Peace Center was packed with family and friends, who listened to a mix of Arabic and Western traditional songs. It was a truly heartwarming experience to play on […]

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December 19, 2015

Congratulations Retaj and Mustafa!

Cello students Retaj Zboun (al-Azzeh refugee camp) and Mustafa al-Kurd (Aida refugee camp), both 8 years old, participated in the 7th Magnificat String Competition in Jerusalem. We congratulate them with their great accomplishments, winning the 3rd and the 1st prize in their category!

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September 25, 2015

Welcoming New Students!

A new school year has started. There are new children in the kindergartens following our weekly music appreciation lessons, and the oldest kindergarten children became first-graders in primary school. Forty of these first-graders joined the after school program and are receiving instrument lessons (violin, cello, double bass, Arabic percussion or clarinet), choir, music theory and orchestra […]

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September 1, 2015

Music Summer School

In August, we organized a two-week Music Summer School with daily music lessons, orchestra training, art lessons, folklore dancing and choir. We started a new instrument class: our seven recorder students are now clarinet students. Temperatures were above 40 degrees so to cool down we took the children to a swimming pool. After all these days of […]

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June 16, 2015

End of the Year Concert for Afternoon Program

On June the 11th  more than 60 children age 6-8 performed in our end of the year concert! It was a long day: at 9.30 the children gathered in Aida refugee camp, from where they travelled to the Peace Center in Bethlehem. They practiced their pieces on stage, ate delicious ‘waraq dawali’ made by women […]

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March 4, 2015

Mid Year Concert

On the 1st of March, the 1st and 2nd graders from our after school program performed in the Aida Youth Center for their families. We are so proud of the children! Congratulations for all the children, teachers and Sounds of Palestine staff!

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February 25, 2015

Stay Warm

Snow in Bethlehem! Stay warm with the latest pictures from the Sounds of Palestine children.

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