Bridges Ensemble brings cultures together through Arab music

PASADENA, Calif. — Egyptian American composer Victor Isaac is equipped to share melodies of peace via his Middle Japanese, LA-based mostly orchestra, the Bridges Ensemble.

What You Need To Know

  • The Bridges Ensemble is an LA-based mostly Middle Japanese orchestra
  • Their aim is to deliver cultures jointly as a result of the love of new music
  • Releasing music with a humanitarian information, they want to dispel the negative stereotypes surrounding Arab communities
  • With associates representing the range of the Middle East, they aim to unfold a message of enjoy, and fundraise for refugees by means of their performances

“We have a person vision. This vision is to carry individuals who adore songs, alongside one another for much better communication. You know tunes is a common language, without any words, you can influence individuals,” he stated.

The Middle Japanese orchestra options artists from Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon. The musicians want to exhibit audiences that the common damaging stereotypes towards Arabs are just that, merely stereotypes.

“Not all Arab persons are terrorists. That is a slender minority. Typically, we are extremely generous, we are quite social, we welcome foreigners, and they sense that the moment they occur to our land, they experience it,” Isaac stated.

The Bridges Ensemble is in a position to consider listeners on a journey to the East as a result of their new music. Their tunes often emphasize a humanitarian message, and Palestinian oud player Naser Musa explained that link would make all the difference.

“We are blessed to be equipped to share, to link just one on one peacefully, irrespective of in which we occur from. We can comprehend each and every other, sense every other, and sympathize with what is going on in the world,” Musa explained. 


The team has introduced tunes on YouTube and they plan seasonal performances that support fund causes that support refugee children.

In the conclude, they have a single key message:

“To adore every single other as people, to be variety with the poor people, to assistance the needy, and to advertise love,” Isaac emphasized.

It truly is really like that is experienced by the ears and reaches the soul.

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