Gaza musicians had them crying

On the hugely popular Arabs Got

Talent TV show in Beirut last month, five young musicians in black-and-white scarves brought the house down with a traditional Arabic song that left the judges weeping and earned a ticket straight to the finals.

In the Gaza Strip there was much weeping and celebration too, especially at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, where the group, made up of four boys and a girl aged between 12 and 16, learnt to play their instruments.

A YouTube video of their performance has been watched more than 8.7 million times, drawing the conservatory into the spotlight.

– Reuters


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