Syria Through the Lens of History and Music
Syria! Many kids (and even some adults) can’t even find it on a map, let alone understand global influence this diverse history has had. Get to know the fascinating past through a look at various facets of culture, people and better understand the current political situation in this often-overlooked area of the world.
With this edition of DIG magazine, kids can get discover this rich country though a deep-dive into the archeology, politics, architecture, religion, technological advancements, and more that came out of Syria and impacted the world. This double issue also takes an in-depth look at music, from historical instrument to how it has bridged cultural gaps globally. Kids can hear from famous cellist Yo Yo Ma and look at instruments from different countries and time periods.
Enjoy features including:
Hello, Reader! by Yo-Yo Ma
A Visit to Tell Brak by Geoff Emberling and Jack Cheng
An Old, Old Melody by Emily Abbink
Power Grab by Justin D. Lyons
Prosperity under Rome by Justin D. Lyons
From West to East by Justin D. Lyons
Let Me Introduce You by Diana Childress
Queen of Palmyra by Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis
A World Heritage Site by Diana Childress
Enter Islam by Nasser Rabbat
Allegiance to the Sublime Porte by Dana Sajdi
Let’s Play with the Silkroad Ensemble
Music—It’s Part of Human Nature with Kinan Azmeh
Into Modern Times by Nasser Rabbat
The Music of Strangers with the Silkroad Ensemble
The Power of Music with Hadi Eldebek and Liz Keller-Tripp
Regular features of DIG magazine include Five Facts, Map, Fun with Words, Interestingly, The Calliope Chronicles, Fast Forward, Tales It Is, Ask Away!, This & That, Off the Shelf/ On the Net, In the Headlines, The Adventures of Dr. Dig, and Artifacts.