Musical Postcards connected young displaced musicians to young musicians who are part of the Amsterdam Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival), a classical music festival that takes place every year in several venues in Amsterdam.
The sixteen year old Ali Najim came to the Netherlands two and a half years ago. He fled the war with his family from Homs and is now looking forward to continue his studies in the Netherlands. Therefor he wants to be the best in school to be able to become successful later in life. His Musical Postcard was received by piano duo Beth & Flo. They played their response for a live audience during the opening event of Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam on Friday 12 August. They hope to deliver their composition one day live to Ali near his hometown.
“I consider music as a passport that can go through people's hearts and minds.”