Residency in Ramallah (Summer 2011)
Helen Sherrah-Davies is traveling to Ramallah, Palestine this summer to teach at the summer camp and festival of Al-Kamandjati (in Arabic, “the violinist”), an independent music school founded by Ramzi Aburedwan in 2002. Al-Kamandjati provides music education for Palestinian children, especially those living in refugee camps and villages with restricted mobility. The opportunity for children to study music, and form a close relationship with a teacher, provides a focus away from the challenges of their daily life and a vehicle for emotional release. Helen will be working one-on-one with students enrolled in the camp and will participate in a number of concerts featured in the summer festival.