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Join us at the Michael Comstock Pavilion in St. James Park for a free concert with ” Diar ” ( دْيَار ) and Murshed Khalid.
“ Diar ” ( دْيَار ) is a Syrian band, we play Syrian and Arabic traditional songs with flamenco touch to revive the heritage by using some easy rhythms so everyone can understand and enjoy the music. In our music “ Diar ” ( دْيَار ) refers to the rich Arabic heritage that we aim to cultivate, and to our hope that this beautiful folk music can continue to thrive. “ Diar ” ( دْيَار ) refers to a Syrian-Damascene term for the open space of a courtyard, “Ard Diar” (أرض دْيَار ) in Damascus’ traditional houses. To us, “ Diar ” ( دْيَار ) evokes our homeland in Syria, our memories of childhood, friends, family, and first love, memories of happiness, sadness, and our musical roots. “ Diar ” ( دْيَار ) in Canada will be the bridge between our memories in Syria and our new home in Canada.
DIAR is a Syrian-Damask term meaning open space (courtyard ) in the old traditional Syrian house.