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It is no surprise that Syria featured heavily in last Friday's Newshour on BBC World Service - where the programme focused on a day of defiance amongst the country's anti-government protestors.
Two musicians from the group Syriana joined the programme to explain how they have recently worked with Syrian musicians, traveling to Damascus to record parts for the album 'The Road To Damascus'. Sadly these musicians are unable to leave their country to perform live with Syriana.
The programme is still available on-line. The whole hour makes for an interesting and informative listen, and Nick Page and Nizar Al Issa of Syriana appear at the end - about 44 minutes in - where they perform the track, Al Araby.
Syriana's next UK performance is 7 July at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall as part of the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival.