With a mission to support and foster arts and education among underprivileged communities across the world, the Delia Arts Foundation has been providing a physical space and a digital platform for Palestinian musicians to share their art with the world, despite – or in spite of – constant occupation and instability.
Though the Delia Sessions were recorded before the Coronavirus pandemic, these self-quarantined times are a great time to tune into these unique digital concerts and support artists from the West Bank and Gaza. Inspired by NPR’s popular Tiny Desk Concerts, Delia Sessions are recorded in cosy, intimate spaces such as art galleries and cafes, and have a chilled out, unplugged vibe. So far, they’ve published three sessions: Rola Azar at Singer’s Cafe, Milad Fatouleh at Al Jisser Pub and Lina Sleibi at Aref Sayed Workshop, all recorded live in the West Bank’s Bethlehem. With a focus on updated Arabic Folk music, it’s a great introduction to the Palestinian music scene.Check out more here.