Laura Hawley's composition Alhamdulillah a YouTube sensation

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Laura Hawley (BA ʼ05) and MA [Music] ʼ07) was commissioned to compose a hybrid song for a children’s choir festival. Her song Alhamdulillah mixes influences of French and Arabic cultures. Hawley says she believes her composition and the video touched a chord because it came out as Syrian refugees began to arrive in Canada. The song shows how music can cross cultural and linguistic boundaries and inspire feelings of inclusiveness and peace. Read the Gazette article.

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