Happy, Sad, and Energetic Tunes in Jordan

Wu Man Shares Musical Moods with Syrian Refugees

June 13, 2016


Above: Syrian refugees and Silkroad musician Wu Man play together in Irbid, Jordan.

Silkroad has joined forces with Participant Media and FilmAid International to bring a series of arts workshops and film screenings to Jordan this summer. Inspired by The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble, the program will offer in-depth arts experiences to an estimated 1,000 children and adults who have been displaced by the conflict in Syria. Wu Man and Kevork Mourad, both members of the Silk Road Ensemble featured in the film, were in Jordan last week leading the first set of workshops. Read more about the project here.