Thus Quarantine Took out Syrians’ Musical Talents

Thus Quarantine Took out Syrians’ Musical Talents
Thus Quarantine Took out Syrians’ Musical Talents

Art | 29 Mar 2020

As a different case of the events of Coronavirus in the world, Syrians are living in their own world during the quarantine period with activities filled with music and high sensation, showing their various talents and voices in a social media group, amusing the ears of their viewers.

 

Rozana has chosen, from dozens of talents that participated in a Facebook group called "Syrian Quarantine Music," six clips of people who are either talented or practiced music as a profession in their lives.

 

The Ashwaq youth band, consisting of three musicians and four singers, participated with the Andalusian muse, "Ya Zaeri Fi al-Duha Wal Hobbu Qad Samaha" (Oh! my visitor in the forenoon while love allowed us).

 

One of the band's members, Ahmad al-Omar, told Rozana that their newly formed band relied on musical talents, as none of them studied music, and most of them are currently studying engineering in Homs.

 

I shared this video as it was our first recording as Ashwaq band. As for singing hours, I exercise one or two hours a day, in my own isolated room without disturbing anyone, al-Omar added.

From Baniyas, the young woman Sanaa Haddad participated with the foreign song (Mama Mia) of the Swedish pop group (ABBA).

 

Haddad told Rozana that she started her talent by playing the organ at the age of 11. Coinciding with her studies at the pharmacy branch in Latakia, she discovered her talent of singing, and then participated in her first concert in the city's cultural center.

 

Haddad added to Rozana that she worked to develop her talent through singing lessons, and participation in several concerts with several music institutes and bands in Latakia and Tartous.

 

On the reason for sharing her talent, Haddad said that her goal is to spread joyful music at a time when people are quarantined because of Coronavirus. She further pointed out that she sings everyday for one to two hours, while not disturbing the people around her by choosing suitable times, as her family and the people surrounding her support music, as she put it.

 

Inspired by the Coronavirus, young man Rabih al-Sahwi, who lives in the US, sang his song “Betrehlak Meshwar,” (Let's go outside) during which he called on the viewers to stay home. “Let's go outside? I told her: I wish.

 

She said: but don't be jealous, many viruses are around me. I told her sorry, leave me home,” he sang.

 

Rabih al-Sahwi told Rozana that singing is a talent for him, as his specialization is mainly in business administration, but he was a former member of the Syrian “Adonia” and “Pulse” bands.

 

As for the Syrian young woman, Ghazel Kurbaj, she shared her talent by singing Julia Boutros’s song “Ala Shou” (What For?).

 

Ghazal told Rozana that her hobby, pleasure and passion in life are singing and music, even though she’s specializing in English, hoping that her voice and sense will reach the world.

 

Ghazal clarified that she desires to communicate her voice and feelings to people, and she deserves support. Thus, she shared her talent in the group.

 

“I sing most of the day, during that period, in my own room, because of the psychological state we are going through, without disturbing any of my family members. My brother is also a drummer.”

 

Who doesn't know the song of the series “Daqiqet Samt” (A minute of silence) by the famous artist Moeen Sharif, and the violinist with high sensation, Emad Jadaan, who shared his music within the talent group?

 

The young composer George Atnas also participated in the Egyptian song “Sokar mahali mahtot eala krima” (Homemade sugar on cream) but with a new composition.

 

Atnas opened his own studio in Latakia, after years in Beirut, as his mother is Lebanese and his father is Syrian. He told Rozana that he worked as an audio engineer in several television stations, the most important of which are National Geographic, MBC, MBC Nollywood, Z Alwan, Z Aflam and Cartoon Network.

 

The Syrian talents do not end here, as dozens of talented musicians still share their creativity and distinctive voices during the quarantine period that started in Syria due to the outbreak of the COVID- 19 virus about two weeks ago, and in many countries in the world 3 months ago, after the virus spread in Wuhan, China, at the end of the previous year.


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