It’s spring in the Negev and A New Dawn in the Negev is about to launch its Sarab: Strings of Change, its classical music education program for Bedouin children.
Our music studio at the Alsalam Elementary School in Rahat, Israel is almost complete.
Here we are: so excited to see all the progress that has been done.

(Left to right: Jacob (Yaki) Reuven, director of the Beer Sheva Music Conservatory; Jamal Alkirnawi, executive director of A New Dawn in the Negev; Omer Meir Wellber, famous Israeli composer.)
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The pink looks nice. This is the main room where the children will have their theory education and learn about musical history before starting their lessons.
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The soundproofing really works. Both Yaki and Omer said, “Okay, tell him to yell now.” They couldn’t hear each other at all.
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We’re lucky to find a home at the Alsalam Elementary School. Pictured here with the assistant principal (who taught Jamal when he was a boy).
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 We even have a new logo. It really is time to start.
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Many thanks to Andrew James Ferris, our photographer. For all the photos in the set, visit the full album on our Facebook page.
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