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May 03, 2013

Calling Syria: Aleppo and Damascus

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Host Dick Gordon calls Issa Touma in the city of Aleppo, where he has reached him several times over the past year. He says sometimes the electricity is cut for days and there are bombings and firefights. In these times, the sounds of Aleppo intensify and he is hearing families fight and begin to fray.

This is a video from a workshop organized by Le Pont, the only cultural organization still operating in Aleppo:

 

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"Face of Love" by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Eddie Vedder

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