Iraqi Music Schools were set up by Musical Missions of Peace in the largest Iraqi refugee populations of Jordan so that Iraqi refugee children could carry forward the ancient microtonal music styles and the ancient poetic lyrics of their civilization.
The creation of these schools was met by these Iraqi refugees with a huge welcome.
Having been driven out of their home country, many of them were living in Jordan. Unfortunately the Jordanian government began driving Iraqis back out of Jordan shortly after we launched this program. It was consequently curtailed in Jordan, but continued in Syria for a long time.
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