Celebrating Syria: Opening Night

On this unforgettable evening of Friday 11 March 2022, we launched the 5th Celebrating Syria festival featuring a great live music performance and learning more about this year’s festival in an informal and welcoming atmosphere in the amazing Event Space at HOME. This unforgettable night featured a live performance by singer Omran Zain, with Kareem Samara on oud and Walid Zedo on percussion. It was the perfect start for Celebrating Syria Festival and audience were beyond happy & excited.

This event is part of the 5th Celebrating Syria: a Festival of Arts and Culture. For the full festival programme, please visit celebratingsyria.org

Building on 4 years of success, culminating in an entirely virtual festival in December 2020, Rethink Rebuild Society persists with its creative mission, showcasing the talent and creativity of Syrian artists in the UK and presenting a truly bright image of Syria and its culture and heritage, an image that has long been neglected amidst the war and the refugee crisis.

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Distance’, a title that is ‘inspired’ by social distancing measures imposed on us all as a result of the COVID-19, where isolation and distance became the norm and many people stayed away from loved ones. ‘Distance’ also sums up the experiences of many Syrian and non-Syrian people, forcibly displaced, exiled or refugees around the world as a result of injustice.