HUDSON KETERMAYA CONNECTION
sunday, november 18th 2018
a benefit concert to support the 1,000 Letter Project
Help Syria’s Kids founded in Hudson, NY is delivering non-formal education programs and letter exchanges between students in Hudson, NY and Syrian refugee children in Ketermaya, Lebanon.
Musical Performance: Award winning pianist, Seba Ali traveling from Beirut, Lebanon, performs with violinist Emily Daggett Smith.
Enjoy wine and cheese, music, conversation and display of beautiful letters written between the children.
RSVP $40 per guest | Location: a private home in Hudson, NY
Date and Time: Sunday, November 18th 2018 4pm - 6pm.
Discussion: Help Syria’s Kids Founder, Danette Gorman will speak about the 1,000 Letter Project and efforts to deliver education to Syrian refugee children in Ketermaya, Lebanon.
SOUNDS OF CHANGE WORKSHOP - KETERMAYA, LEBANON
April - may 2018
ketermaya refugee camp
Sounds of Change is a not for profit organization based out of the Netherlands, utilizing music to empower teachers and children in war-torn countries to become strong community builders. Coaches from Sounds of Change performed a series of workshops with the refugee children of Ketermaya to develop music and lyrics inspired by letters from pen-pal friends titled “Marhaba” listen to the song.
The completed song “Marhaba” was featured at the International Children’s Human Rights Film Festival in Bursa, Turkey in a workshop led by Coaches of Sounds of Change for Syrian refugee children. These children created a song in response - “Relax” listen to the song.
IMAGINE WORKSHOP - BEIRUT, LEBANON
FEBRUARY 15th 2018 @7pm
Gulbenkian Theatre, LAU Beirut
CHILDREN OF KETERMAYA JOIN OTHER SYRIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN TO PERFORM ON STAGE WITH world-class artists in an intimate performance, SALAAM (PEACE).
The dashing and extraordinary Apple Hill String Quartet.
Hailed as the virtuoso and intensely soulful by the New York Times, Syrian Clarinetist and Composer Kinan Azmeh.
Acclaimed for her masterful piano technique and wide-ranging musical imagination, Egyptian Pianist Seba Ali.
Children of Ketermaya will join 250 Syrian Refugee children from a neighboring refugee camp to sing a song about peace, love and harmony with world-class artists at the Gulbenkian Theatre at the Lebanese American University.
PEN PAL WORKSHOP - KETERMAYA, LEBANON
Letters and drawings from 2nd and 5th grade students of the hudson intermediate school were delivered to the syrian refugee children living in ketermaya, lebanon.
A workshop was held to translate the english letters to arabic and share with all of the children of Ketermaya. Each child responded with pictures and letters to be hand-delivered to the students of the Hudson Intermediate School.
HUDSON, NY - KETERMAYA, LEBANON
Closer Than You Think
We invite you to come to the Basilica in Hudson, NY August 6th 2017 4pm -7pm for FILM - FOOD - MUSIC
Join us to find out how Hudson is helping a group of resilient Syrian kids living in a refugee settlement in Ketermaya, Lebanon.
Music and Food begin at 4pm;
Music written for the children by Ryder Cooley + Dust Bowl Faeries
Kebabs, Ice cream & Cookies
KETERMAYA Film begins at 4:30pm
An award winning documentary about the refugee camp in Ketermaya, Lebanon. In the camp of Ketermaya, children play and dream, just like any other children. Beneath the surface, things are not so easy for these Syrian kids, who have fled fighting, chemical weapons and chaos. On a dusty hillside surrounded by olive trees, the children of Ketermaya play far away from the horrors of Syria. But life in the Lebanese refugee camp is far from easy. Disrupted education, the loss of loved ones, and the scars of war and chemical weapons weigh heavily in this extraordinary portrait of family and childhood innocence. An important corrective to narratives surrounding refugees, and a moving fable of hope and resilience in unimaginable circumstances.
Immediately following the film is a second documentary short about the power of encouragement. Hudson public school children and young Muslim students combine to inspire a new future for Syria. Letters and cards are being sent from Hudson to Ketermaya encouraging Syrian refugee families and orphans.
Experience an event of hope, inspiration and love for the children of Syria at Basilica.
Immediately following the films an Interfaith Orchestra + Community Choirs will Perform
Operation Unite / Hudson Muslim Youth / Community Chorus
Price: Free - recommended donation of $5 - $10; all proceeds go towards the KETERMAYA refugee camp for Syrian children and families. All donations are managed through the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson and are tax deductible.