Refugee Advocacy Week: A Night of Music and Dance of Iran (a fundraising concert for Syrian refugees organized by the York Music and Friends Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Team)

March 5, 2016 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Studio 101
180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
Sherry Johnson

Saturday, March 5

180 Shaw Street, Studio 101
Toronto, M6J 2W5


Tickets are available for this event- purchase yours today! Tickets can be purchased and you can find out more about the event here.

Thousands of years of Iranian history comes to life in this magical night of music and dance. In ancient Persia, musicians and performers were revered and held a special place in society. From classical to pop, folk and instrumental, the talented musicians and dancers performing in this special concert on behalf of Syrian refugees have put together a varied and delightful performance that is both uplifting and inspiring. Confirmed performers in trio and quartet are: Alinima Madani (tombak); Amin Reyhani (santur); Amir Samimi (percussion); Arash Javadi (oud); Bamdad Fotouhi (daf and tombak); Farshid Meshkinfam, vocalist; Mehdi Rezania (santur); Raman, Miteran, vocalist;  and Shahrokh Saeedi (tar). Accompanying the music are dancers Mahsa, and Nouchin Davar.

For more information, contact Sherry Johnson, team lead, York Music and Friends Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Team, by email to You can donate directly to their refugee sponsorship team at the GTA Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge website.

For more information and updates visit Syria Response and Refugee Initiative website.

This event forms part of Refugee Advocacy Week, organized by York University’s Syria Response and Refugee Initiative ( and Osgoode’s International Legal Partnership (

The website for the week’s activities may be found at .

Event Contact: Sherry Johnson, team lead, York Music and Friends Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Team,