“Darej” is a concert based on traditional and folk Arabic music by 3 musical ensembles of graduation year students from the Action for Hope music school. The concert has been touring around Jordan with a series of 8 concerts; this is the second held at Darat al Funun. This evening will show the ensemble Athar, consisting of 5 young musicians: Talha Rakan Sahlool, Abdalrahman Walid Shreem, Fatima Rajaee Alkhafash, Shaqwq Abd Al Mueen Mohammad and Ghassan Fouad Hmoud.
Action for Hope was founded in 2015 to provide cultural development and cultural relief programs that meet the cultural, social, and psychological needs of distressed, marginalized, and displaced communities.
Action for Hope Music Schools started in Lebanon in 2015 as a specialized, methodical and regular, music study program that includes over 650 hours of music teaching for each student. This program currently runs in two locations: Action for Hope Cultural Center in Barr Elias, Beqaa, Lebanon, and in Amman, Jordan.
Action for hope Music Schools aim to provide young men and women living in refugee and marginalized communities in Lebanon and Jordan with the creative skills and tools needed to communicate, and to express themselves freely and creatively, as well as to enable them to work professionally as musicians. The schools also aim at preserving the traditional music heritage of refugee and marginalized communities through learning and practice, and enriching cultural life in Lebanon and Jordan with new artistic work made by young artists who come from these communities.