Charity concert with Ibrahim Keivo for Rojava

The Yazidi Cultural Center in Celle invites to a benefit concert for the people of Rojava with the Armenian musician Ibrahim Keivo. The organisers wish it to be a concert for humanity and solidarity.

On October 9, 2019, Turkey, together with jihadist militias, launched a war of aggression against the self-governing territories in northern Syria/Rojava. During the Syrian civil war, the region, which is largely inhabited by Kurds, has developed into one of the most stable, peaceful and democratic regions in the entire Middle East. With the Turkish offensive not only the democratic project is in danger, but also the integrity of Syria. In addition, the terrorist organization "Islamic State" (ISIS) threatens to regain strength.

The civilian population, especially children, are the victims of this invasion. Among the more than 300,000 people who have so far been displaced from the occupied cities of Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ain) and Girê Spî (Tal Abyad) are 80,000 children. They now have to fight for their survival in tent camps, administrative buildings and schools that have been converted into emergency shelters. This concert aims to raise funds for the population affected by the war and flight.

Ibrahim Keivo - World Man and Voice of the Orient

Unknown instruments, a multitude of languages and dialects and a radiant virtuoso - Ibrahim Keivo sends his audience on a sensual journey through the traditional music of the Middle East. Syrian, Mesopotamian and Near Eastern cultures meet in his lively performance and enchant the audience.

A special concert

Ibrahim Keivo, born in a Yazidi village in Hesekê in northeastern Syria as the son of an Armenian family that survived the genocide of 1915, is a well-known and award-winning musician in the Kurdish-Arab region and also in Germany. He studied with Nouri Iskandar, the pioneer of Assyrian musical culture, and has collected traditional songs in his home region as well as prepared them musically. Ibrahim Keivo has not yet performed publicly in Celle, the benefit concert is his premiere.

It will be a special concert, announce the organizers - a concert for humanity and solidarity. Because many people in Celle are worried about the people in the war region, some also fear for their families and friends. The concert and the meeting with the music of Ibrahim Keivo should bring joy and enjoyment - and help with the proceeds.

Revenue goes to CADUS and Heyva Sor a Kurd

The event will take place on Friday, 24 January in the Beckmann-Saal/KAV Gymnasium, (Magnusstraße 4, 29221 Celle). Start is at 19 o'clock, admission to start from 18 o'clock. Admission costs 10 euros, children up to ten years of age have free admission, people without work pay five euros.

The proceeds will be donated to the aid organisation CADUS and the Kurdish Red Crescent Heyva Sor. Both organizations help all people in the war zone, regardless of their religion and origin. In order that the people in northern Syria can also attend the concert and feel the solidarity of the people of Celle, the concert will be recorded and later broadcast in the region.