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Difference Maker After fleeing Syria, a musician reunites other refugees to perform in Europe

Raed Jazbeh has created the Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra, which is helping to shatter stereotypical images of refugees, instead offering a portrayal of them as having much to contribute to society.

On a March evening in Berlin, bassist Raed Jazbeh and other musicians play the melancholic tones of “Sea Waves” by Syrian composer MAias Alyamani. Mr. Alyamani wrote the song a decade ago after leaving his homeland, “to hold in my mind a piece from my country in my music.”

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