Music Sowing Seeds of Cross-Cultural Understanding
November 10, 2014 | by Susan Lewis
The arts can encourage positive cultural identity and promote cross-cultural understanding. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, that’s the premise of the Philadelphia-based organization Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, open to people of all backgrounds and presenting and teaching Arab language, art, and music, which can vary among the 22 countries in the Arab world.
CLICK HERE to listen to interviews with Executive Director Hazami Sayed and Music Director Hanna Khoury.
Hazami Sayed talks with WRTI’s Susan Lewis about the many cultures in the Arab world and why she co-founded Al Bustan Seeds of Culture in Philadelphia.
Violinist Hanna Khoury talks with WRTI’s Susan Lewis about the differences and similarities between Western and Arab music, which varies among countries and regions.