Syria/USA: Exiled pianist portrayed in remarkable documentary

30 January 2015


National Geographic released its documentary film ‘Notes For My Homeland’ featuring USA-based, Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali’s musical journey to Carnegie Hall.

» See the film here

“The Syrian-American composer and pianist has performed in leading concert halls around the world and has also written a song so powerful that his parents were beaten in punishment for its performance.

“I can’t think of a more stark example of how threatening art can be,” says Julie Winokur, who helped produce a new film about Jandali called Notes for My Homeland.”

Malek Jandali releases his new album ‘Syrian Symphony’ at his Carnegie Hall concert on 31 January 2015 in New York City. The concert also marks the world premier of his new chamber works and the release of ‘Phoenix in Exile’, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

» National Geographic – 27 January 2015:
A Composer’s Passion, Ignited by Conflict

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