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December 21st, 2016

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The Palestine Youth Orchestra hope to perform in the UAE soon. Courtesy Palestine Youth Orchestra

The Palestine Youth Orchestra hope to perform in the UAE soon. Courtesy Palestine Youth Orchestra

It is lunchtime on a sunny day in the Scottish city of Glasgow, and the general director of The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music is making a thoughtful observation about the aims of its Palestine Youth Orchestra.

Suddenly, a ping-pong ball bounces across the table. Suhail Khoury barely bats an eyelid.

“Having an orchestra can tell people that young Palestinians are like anyone else, despite their situation,” he says. “They like to play music, they like to have fun.” Full story.

Ben East (The National) / July 24, 2016

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