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Al Kamandjâti

Ramallah, Palestine | http://www.alkamandjati.com
Joined in August 2005

About Us

Al Kamandjâti is a French non-profit organization (set up under the French 1901 Association Act) created in October 2002 and recognized as a Palestinian organization since September 2004. Al Kamandjâti was founded by Ramzi Aburedwan, originate from Al Amari camp (Ramallah), he is a renowned musician and a former student of the Conservatory of Angers (France).

The aim of the Al Kamandjâti Association is to set up music schools for Palestinian children – in particular the most vulnerable: those living in the refugee camps (Al Amari, Al Jalazoun, Qalandiah, Ayda, Balata, Askar, Shu’fat…)in partnership with Palestinian and international NGOs. Children are the first victims of the occupation. The main purpose of Al Kamandjâti is to create an environment where education and games are children’s principal concerns. Ramzi’s trajectory should not remain an exception. Learning music could be an escape valve to those children, who live under very harsh conditions, and make them believe in a better future. The music schools will offer them the chance to both discover their cultural heritage and open themselves to the outside world. In addition, they will have a chance to explore their creative potential. To reduce to rubble a people, it is tried not only to kill it physically but also to wipe out all the symbols that characterize it in the eyes of the whole world. Palestinian resistance can and has to be multiple. To complete political actions, we must multiply practical achievements in Palestine. Al Kamandjâti proposes to carry out a cultural project directly inside the Palestinian occupied territories.

Every child will receive a music instrument and will attend free of charge education.

To carry out its projects, the association organizes since 3 years: in France  solidarity concerts and public debates,  collections of musical instruments and teaching materials (music scores, music stands, CDs…).

in Palestine  music training workshops and concerts twice a year (February and August) in Palestine and since 2005, within the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.  violin lessons since September 2004 for about thirty children within 3 Palestinian refugee camps located in Bethlehem,  as from September 2005, music lessons, musical notation will take place in several camps and cities in Palestine.

Al Kamandjâti is a French non-profit organization (set up under the French 1901 Association Act) created in October 2002 and recognized as a Palestinian organization since September 2004. Al Kamandjâti was founded by Ramzi Aburedwan…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Children & Youth
  • Education

Location

  • Ramallah Downtown
    Ramallah
    PS

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