Jon recorded an adaptation of an arrangement of Yal asmar ellon by Lebanese-Armenian composer, Edward Torikian, that will be aired during the Art Benefit for Beirut Artists on October 4, 2020. Details below.

Musicians, poets, DJs and visual artists from the US and Beirut (full line-up bellow) band together in “Fundraiser for Beirut Artists”, a 1-day virtual art festival fundraiser on October 4 (from 4pm to 7pm ET time) that will stream online in order to raise funds to support independent artists in Beirut, whose creative practices and income have been impacted after the devastating explosion of the port on August 4, 2020. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Lebanon Solidarity Fund jointly managed by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and Culture Resource (Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy), two independent organizations that are free from any political and religious affiliations and that support individual artists, writers, researchers, intellectuals, as well as organizations from the Arab region working in the field of arts and culture.

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