On June 30, 2017, Humans for Peace Institution (HPI) was pleased to have been invited by the Government of Canada to participate with pre-Canada day celebrations by showcasing Syrian culture at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec. Also it was a part of Welcoming Ottawa Week #WOW17. Presenting was the Syrian guitarist Tony Komery, who played two beautiful pieces on his guitar; one Arabic influenced, the other, a Western master piece. The Syrian Superstar Mohammed Nasser accompanied with the Syrian Musician Ismail Namis sang two Syrian songs, and played oriental musical instrument Oud, to travel people thousands of miles. The third performance was delivered by the Syrian refugee Children in Ottawa “Children for Peace”; a lovely, gentle flowing folk dance was performed with Syrian music. All performances were well received. HPI was honoured to show Canadians some examples of Syrian culture, and recognize the gift of Canadian culture in which Syrian refugees are now immersed.
The announcement was publish on the government website here https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/canada-day/events/calendar/event-details.html?id=168760
as “See and hear a show full of hope and gratitude by a choir of Syrian refugee children living in Canada. They will perform cultural songs, the folk dance Dabkah and music on the Oud, a native Syrian instrument. They will also demonstrate traditional dance steps for the public.”