UNESCO honors Syrian Qanun Orchestra Rojenda

Damascus, SANA- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has honored the Syrian Qanun Orchestra Rojenda for its active participation in the World Music Conference (WMC), which was held in Birmingham, England.

UNESCO chose the conductor and founder of the orchestra, Aouj Ziyad Abu Zaid, as the musical ambassador of Syria to the world.

In a statement to SANA, Abu Zaid noted that the orchestra participated with a group of professors, experts and researchers in music sciences and theories, and a number of musical ambassadors for their countries around the world.

During the conference, 4 different musical pieces were presented by the orchestra, which relied on presenting the Syrian heritage from different provinces.

Abu Zaid, who praised this honor by the World Music Conference, stressed that Rojenda orchestra seeks to become an international orchestra that raises the name of Syria high in all international forums.

Rojenda Orchestra was established in 2019 in Sweida province and it includes a group of students from the oriental department at the Farid al-Atrash Institute for Music in Sweida.

 Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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