Audio slideshow: Gaza music school

The al-Qattan Music School in Gaza is a unique project. It is the only place for children to learn music in the Gaza Strip. The school specialises in Arabic instruments such as the Kanoun and the Oud.

The academy was destroyed during the conflict with Israel in January 2009 - but under the leadership of its director, Ibrahim al-Najjar, it has now been rebuilt and the lessons have resumed.

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Recorded by Jon Donnison. Photos by Jon Donnison and courtesy of the al-Qattan Gaza Music School.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 20 April 2011.

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