Zuhal Sultan, founder of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq , gave a series of talks at Stanford this week that centerred on the way she has managed to bring together a group of 43 young musicians from all across Iraq - Shia, Sunni, Kurdish, Christian - to perform together in perfect harmony.
Zuhal gave a talk in Arabic at noon where she spoke about her journey. The talk was introduced by Stanford Professor Alexander Key and sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Stanford Language Center, and the Euphrates Institute. That talk was followed by a lecture, in English, that was additionally sponsored by AMENDS and included a musical intro by the Stanford Middle East Ensemble. See pics below.
|Zuhal Sultan with Professor Alexander Key|
|Zuhal Sultan at Stanford|
Zuhal also granted ِArabology radio host Dr, Ramzi Salti an interview which was recorded at KZSU 90.1 FM. You can hear the interview below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/zuhalsultan
ABOUT ZUHAL SULTAN:
2015 Euphrates Visionary of The Year (see video below or at https://youtu.be/XWAUgDz4iqE)