Syrian Youth for Peace, in its second annual fundraiser, brings together some of the most talented Syrian musicians, artists, and poets in an evening that celebrates Syria’s culture and identity.
Please join us at DROM NYC for an evening of Syrian music and performances with renowned artists including clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh performing with the painter and visual artist Kevork Mourad blending music with live animations, singer-songwriter Gaida and her band, violinist Samer Ali with Awj Ensemble, poet Firas Sulaiman, Hussam Jefee with translation from Samantha Kostmayer Sulaiman, and DJ Ibrahim who will be spinning traditional and popular Syrian and Arabic music. That’s all in addition to a short film screening, an art auction, the first exhibition for the Syrian Eyes of the world photography project and much more!!
Doors open on June 1st, at 7PM.
Price and ticket options:
- $60 – Dinner + ticket (seating guaranteed)
- $25 in advance/$30 at the door – ticket that includes one drink (beer, wine or well drink)
- $15 in advance/$20 at the door – general admission ticket
We will also have an art auction at the event featuring 6 pieces presented below for your advanced viewing. This has been made possible by the generous contribution of artists who have shown great support to the youth empowerment and peacebuilding cause. Their details are below with the corresponding pieces. We would also like to thank again the very talented Syrian artist Kevork Mourad for his generous donation last year of a priceless piece. His other work can be found here: http://www.kevorkmourad.com/
Proceeds from this event will be used to towards peacebuilding initiatives of Syrian Youth for Peace, which is working to empower youth in Syria to become facilitators of peace in their communities. We believe Syrian Youth have the ability to make a difference in the towns where they live. They not only understand the culture and norms, but also know the people and local influencers. Therefore, our activities in 2014 are aimed at mobilizing and building the skills needed for young Syrians to be leaders in their communities in conflict resolution through non-violent approaches. Youth may not have power and money, but they have something far greater, energy and hope. Lets support them in being positive members in their community. Our 501(c) status is currently being processed, so unfortunately donations are not tax deductible at this time. We really hope to see you there to enjoy the great music, good food, and fun networking opportunity.
If you can’t make it, please consider making a donation. Also, please do not hesitate to send us a message with any questions or suggestions.