A new collective music experience and initiative was launched in Qamishli through the leading efforts of artist Harutyun Madarjian, who brought together residents of the city for a colourful musical project, ANHA reports.
People who joined the music courses of Madarjian’s classes formed a music band called Harmony, representing the harmony of the various cultures living in co-existence in Qamishli city.
Members of Harmony consist of young Kurdish, Arabic, Armenian and Assyrian artists, who perform the folkloric songs of their people together.
Assyrian artist Faskin Giragossian, Armenian artist Rabbi Moro, Arabic artist Eşref El-Esmer and Kurdish artist Kamiran Mistefa, the members of Harmony, seek to unite different cultures living in the region and want to introduce the culture of North East Syria to the world.
“We are working for the future of this band. We want to open a studio for the band so that their voices can reach people around the world,” Madarjian, who leads the band, told ANHA.
Madarjian opened an institute for music in Qamishli on his arrival there after his city was besieged by ISIS. He previously told SANA that he was obliged to hide in al-Rafea village in the Raqqa countryside before he was able to travel and settle in Qamishli with the help of some friends.