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Weʼre raising £650 to bring live Arabic music and well known and much loved songs to Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and to commemorate the Shatila massacre.

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In the Spring of this year I visited the shockingly overcrowded Shatila refugee camp in downtown Beirut. Several close friends of mine have been there, are from there or have lived there at various times, including 1982 when the massacre happened and most of the camps was destoyed, killing over 3000 people. So it was quite an emotional journey into the heart of the camp, where I met some wonderful people and joined a musical ensemble. I wanted to go back and bring more music, especially to the women and children living in the camp, and collaborate with local musicians, so I was naturally overjoyed to be invited to join a deligation of Palestinian women to commemorate the 36th anniverary with a tour of 13 refugee camps around the country. The plan is to sing well known and much loved Arabic songs, particulaly the ones from and about Palestine, accompanied by oud and cello, to the communities in the camps we visit during our 10 day tour, which will conclude with a big event in Shatila.In order to make this all possible I need to raise money to cover my travel expenses and basic shared accommodation. Anything you can give will be an great support towards bridging the scattered Palestinian diapora communities, making sure the Palestinian people resident in the camps in Lebanon as of the past 70 years are not forgotten and honouring the memory of all those martyred there.

Shatila camp, 2018. The cover photo is of the reconstruced bridge on the main route from Beirut to Damascus, which was destroyed by bombing in 2006. Photos by Julia Katarina. The profile picture is of an acrylic painting by Fiona Green fionaskene@hotmail.com

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  • OLIVER DEACOCK

    OLIVER DEACOCK

    Aug 11, 2018

    Good luck Julia!

    £5.00

  • Zak

    Zak

    Aug 3, 2018

    Xxxx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 31, 2018

    £46.24

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 29, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 29, 2018

    £10.00

  • Alexandra Lort Phillips

    Alexandra Lort Phillips

    Jul 28, 2018

    Beautiful music and unquestionable devotion. Good luck raising the funds and have a safe trip. X

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 26, 2018

    Love you, good luck with everything !

    £10.00

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Julia Katarina

Julia Katarina

London, UK

Julia is a classically trained singer, oud player and cellist who studied in London and taught for nearly 4 years at music schools in Palestine. She has an MSc in Applied Music Psychology and has worked for Open Bethlehem and Peace and Prosperity Trust and alongside Amos Trust.

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