War in Syria forced the viola player into exile. She talks about working under bombardment, her new life, and playing Arabic music in the UK
As the UN struggles to win backing for a 30-day truce in Syria, one Syrian musician is fighting for peace in a different way.
Viola player Raghad Haddad was granted asylum in the UK in 2017 and now lives in Brighton. Tomorrow, she performs in a concert at St John’s Smith Square in London to raise money for Syrians made homeless by almost seven years of civil war. It’s not easy to concentrate on music when war is all around you, Haddad says, but for musicians “this is often the only thing we can do. It’s like a small home in our heart, where we can be safe for a little while.”
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