Rami: My Journey (W.C 15/05)
Discover the incredible journey of Rami, the violinist who has travelled against all odds from Syria to safety.
In 2015 Rami was studying at music school in Homs, Syria. As the war developed, he knew he had to leave. At just 21 years old, Rami has travelled from Syria through Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Serbia, Hungary and Austria, on foot and by boat. On occasions, Rami had to swim and run for his life, but with his violin wrapped in cling film, Rami managed to keep his violin safe throughout his traumatic journey. He has now found refuge in Germany, and has been taken in by a caring musical family.
This album brings together traditional music from the East and West. My Journey also includes Rami’s beautiful Arabic-influenced version of ‘Ode to Joy – Anthem for Europe’ by Beethoven, the track he played to refugees in a camp on the Macedonia border.