To make music accessible to children in Palestine and Lebanon. Thus, Al Kamandjâti currently enrolls 500 students.
Al Kamandjâti Association (AK) was created in October 2002 by Ramzi Aburedwan, a Palestinian violist (gold medal from the Conservatoire of Angers) from the Al Amari refugee camp, Ramallah. AK aims to support the education and schooling of Palestinian children by making music more accessible to them, especially those living in refugee camps and villages throughout Palestine and Lebanon. This project encourages them to make music and thus transcend the daily hardships due to the Israeli military occupation. AK currently teaches 500 students.
Statement by Palestinian performing art organizations 17th July 2014
2014 Music days
10 to 20th of June
"Oh This World" is a song produced together by World Vision and Al Kamandjati Association. it talks about violence against Palestinian children inside and outside the schools, especially the violence of the occupation.
The video clip was directed by May Odeh, the melody composed and supervised by Iyad Staiti, the lyrics written by Bashar Tmezi, and the song sang by the students of Al Kamandjati Association in Jenin. The students express how they are deprived of their most basic human and social rights due to the Israeli occupation.
This artistic production gathers Palestinian melodies, lyrics and heritage, in order to express the innocence of childhood, and the simple nature of Palestinian children's lives despite the hardship of the occupation.
And through this song, we wanted to participate the start of the new academic year in AlKamandjati with you, which we hope, will be a successful one for everybody.