Refugee Syrian rappers dream of making the big time
'Syrian Dream' perform songs lamenting the fate of their war-torn homeland
The four teens have aspirations of playing in Europe
Published date: 22 May 2015 13:44 UTC | Last update: 7 years 10 months ago
Four teenage Syrian rappers, living in Alexandria after being internally displaced in Syria for a year and then fleeing the violence in their own country, have started a group called Syrian Dream, which they hope to one day take on tour around Europe and the world.
Expressing the cruelty of the mass migration of so many Syrians on rafts and ill-kept boats, the youth stressed that they plan to tour Europe by aeroplane.
Their songs deal with the pain and suffering of their native land and call on the rest of the world to take note of that suffering.
The bloody conflict in Syria, which began in 2011 as an uprising against the decades-long rule of the Assad family, has now killed more than 220,000 people, according to data from the UN. Nine million people have been forced from their homes.
The rappers also convey hope, through their music, that their homeland may one day be at peace again.
Their goal is to share their plight with the world through music, and ultimately return to Syria.
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