UN World Refugee Day: UNHCR selects AKMI roster artists Basel Rajoub and Soriana Project to perform

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“This gift of musical knowledge has remained with me throughout many journeys, during which it has soothed wounds, inspired creativity, and provided a platform of stability.”

– Basel Rajoub, Syrian saxophonist and composer

UNHCR selects AKMI roster artists Basel Rajoub and Soriana Project to perform for UN World Refugee Day commemoration (Image credit: AKDN/AKMI) Syrian born Basel Rajoub and Soriana Project (Image credit: AKDN/AKMI)

Geneva, Switzerland, 20 June 2016 – Syrian saxophonist and composer Basel Rajoub and his Soriana Project are the featured performers for the 2016 commemoration of World Refugee Day at the UNHCR headquarters in Geneva today. First marked in 2001, World Refugee Day is observed each year on 20 June to commemorate the “strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees,” according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

Rajoub and Soriana are part of the artist roster of the Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI), which supports musicians and music educators from 11 countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East who are working to preserve, revitalise and…

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