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Syrian composer Malek Jandali on art and creative defiance

What good can music do in the face of unthinkable tragedy? Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali on the urge to create in the face of destruction.
Can you turn a country's pain into a healing symphony? Syrian composer Malek Jandali joins Shad to discuss. (MalekJandali.com)
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What good can music do in the face of unthinkable violence and destruction? That question is a driving force for Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali. 

The U.S.-based musician, whose symphonies call for peace in his war-torn homeland, has seen his family attacked — but, with their support, he remains defiant. He joins Shad to explain his urge to create in the face of destruction, and why art is a threat to the Assad regime.  

Syrian composer Malek Jandali on the urge to create in the face of destruction. (MalekJandali.com)

WEB EXTRA | Take in some of Jandali's most powerful compositions below. 

 
 

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