More rhythms from Amman

I don’t know if it’s the rolling hills or the magnificent country side, that has heightened my sense of sound; but I keep on picking up rhythms and music everywhere I go from the calls of vendors in the market to the sounds of car horns and the bells hanging from the necks of sheep on the outskirts of the city, I feel that Amman has constant musical beat.

Then I had an opportunity to attend a rehearsal by the Dozan wa Awtar Singers, conducted by an old friend, Nedy Muna, who has been working with the group since it was founded by Shireen Abu Khadar in 2008, now becoming what I think is an integral part of the Amman cultural scene.

As with the rest of the region, the injustice to the people of Gaza have had it’s impact on everyone, bringing people together to try and support and raise awareness about the plight of the women, children and families living there.

The rehearsals I attended were in preparation for an upcoming concert “A Prayer For Gaza Fundraiser” , planned on the 7th and 8th of August.

Listening to the rehearsals, if you happen to be in Amman on these dates I would highly recommend you try and make it, you will be listening to beautiful singing and supporting a worthy cause.

Visit the event Facebook page on for details.

 

Mai rehearsing a solo as of a four voices choir arrangement

Mai rehearsing a solo as of a four voices choir arrangement

Dozan wa Awtar singers rehearsing at the Halim salfiti auditorium.

Dozan wa Awtar singers rehearsing at the Halim salfiti auditorium.

Nemat, rehearsing an Arabic Mawal in preparation for the Prayer for Gaza concert.

Nemat, rehearsing an Arabic Mawal in preparation for the Prayer for Gaza concert.

Poetry

Watani Ant Le

 

Shireen Abu Khadar the founder of the choir leading the rehearsal along side of Nedi Mona the conductor

Shireen Abu Khader the founder of the choir leading the rehearsal along side of Nedy Mona the conductor

 

Samia Ghanom working with the choir on the musical arrangements of the concert

Samia Ghanom working with the choir on the musical arrangements of the concert

 

Notes

Notes

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