Discover the Khanasore music school, a benchmark for social and cultural integration in the Middle East

Created by Kurdish musician Gani Mirzo following the occupation of Islamic State

The project aims to help rebuild society through music and art

It pays special attention to women and girls, who were abducted and used as sex slaves

Discover the Khanasore music school, a benchmark for social and cultural integration in the Middle East

Created by Kurdish musician Gani Mirzo following the occupation of Islamic State

The project aims to help rebuild society through music and art

It pays special attention to women and girls, who were abducted and used as sex slaves

Mirzo Music Foundation, rebuilding society through music

Who is Gani Mirzo

Gani Mirzo was born in a neighborhood of Qamishlo, in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). He grew up with the sound of popular music and had his first instrument at age 15, a gift from his brother. His passion for music led him to be able to study at the Aleppo Conservatory and later move to Barcelona to continue studying. During his return to Syria after the war, he learned about small musical projects for children in rebuilding areas. That trip was the turning point in his personal and professional career, since he decided to dedicate his time to promoting the study of music as a way of social and cultural integration in conflictive areas such as Iraq or Syria.

Who is Gani Mirzo

Gani Mirzo was born in a neighborhood of Qamishlo, in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). He grew up with the sound of popular music and had his first instrument at age 15, a gift from his brother. His passion for music led him to be able to study at the Aleppo Conservatory and later move to Barcelona to continue studying. During his return to Syria after the war, he learned about small musical projects for children in rebuilding areas. That trip was the turning point in his personal and professional career, since he decided to dedicate his time to promoting the study of music as a way of social and cultural integration in conflictive areas such as Iraq or Syria.

Mirzo Music Foundation projects

 

The Khanasore Music School

The origin of this minority religion dates back to 2000 BC. Currently, there are no exact population numbers, but it is estimated that there are about 500,000 Yazidi people in Iraq, in addition to another 200,000 distributed…

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Ezidis refugee camps

With the Barzanî Charity foundation, in the summer of 2021, music and other art courses will be held in the Syrian Kurdish refugee camps in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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Musical and Cultural Space in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan)

Music classes will be offered to children, young people and victims of the war as a tool to calm, integrate and give hope in this political context of reconstruction of the country, especially from a cultural perspective.

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