Syrian Pianist Dedicates Work For Freedom in Homs

Composer Malek Al Jandali says his latest album is dedicated to "the Syrian people and their noble quest for freedom - especially the people of Homs".

The acclaimed pianist told BBC News that his family were subject to violence and had to flee Syria after he released the song, Watani Ana (I Am My Homeland).

But he continued to produce more music and went on to release his album, Emessa (Homs) - which contains the "Freedom Qashoush's Symphony" in honour of the artistic protester Ibrahim Qashoush who was killed and allegedly had his vocal chords removed. Ibrahim Qashoush was known for making an anti-government song that became popular with the Syrian protest movement.

 A very powerful video interview here

and Malek's music from the symphony in this moving video below..

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