Bethlehem, Palestine | Le Trio Joubran Perform Christmas Concert in St. Francis Chapel at the Church of Nativity

On the 21st and the 22nd of Decem­ber 2019, Le Trio Joubran, three musi­cian broth­ers play­ing tra­di­tion­al Pales­tin­ian oud music, per­formed a char­i­ty Christ­mas con­cert at St. Fran­cis Chapel at the Church of Nativ­i­ty in Beth­le­hem, Pales­tine. The event was orga­nized by Jafra Group, Pales­tine. The trio con­sists of three broth­ers Samir, Wis­sam, and Adnan Joubran, who come from a fam­i­ly well-known for their rich artis­tic her­itage, from the city of Nazareth.

In coop­er­a­tion with the Cus­tody of the Holy Land and with the sup­port of Con­sol­i­dat­ed Con­trac­tors Com­pa­ny (CCC), the Beth­le­hem Devel­op­ment Foun­da­tion (BDF) and the Bank of Pales­tine (BoP), Le Trio Joubran were able to raise $3200. With the pro­ceeds of the Christ­mas con­cert, presents were pur­chased for 80 chil­dren at the School of Joy in Beit Sahour, Pales­tine and for the Chil­dren With­out Bor­ders char­i­ty foun­da­tion in Beth­le­hem, Palestine.

The School of Joy’s mis­sion is to reha­bil­i­tate chil­dren with learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties by edu­cat­ing them for greater self-suf­fi­cien­cy and inde­pen­dent liv­ing and enabling them to be pro­duc­tive mem­bers of their society.

Chil­dren With­out Bor­ders (CWB) is a Pales­tin­ian non-gov­ern­men­tal orga­ni­za­tion that focus­es on the growth and edu­ca­tion of chil­dren through non-tra­di­tion­al and extracur­ric­u­lar activ­i­ties such as sports and literature.

Le Trio Gibran val­ue sup­port­ing human­i­tar­i­an cam­paigns as part of their social respon­si­bil­i­ty and trust that their music should hon­or the ongo­ing strug­gle of the Pales­tin­ian peo­ple for recog­ni­tion and lib­er­a­tion. They have received cov­et­ed awards at the Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val in Dubai in the “Best Music Score” Cat­e­go­ry in 2009 and 2012 as well as the Order of Mer­it and Excel­lence from the Pales­tin­ian Nation­al Author­i­ty in 2013.

“Le Trio Joubran con­tin­ue to cre­ate mes­mer­iz­ing music through com­bin­ing musi­cal worlds from both the East and the West and merg­ing world-class ori­en­tal musi­cal with arabesque tunes and tra­di­tion­al Pales­tin­ian Christ­mas car­ols. The Pales­tin­ian mas­ters of oud are amal­ga­mat­ing music and are cre­at­ing a lan­guage where the past and the future can grace­ful­ly meet. Their con­tin­ued devel­op­ment and excel­lence and their sup­port for the local com­mu­ni­ty inter­sect with BDF’s vision and mis­sion. There­fore, BDF will con­tin­ue to sup­port such ini­tia­tives and engage local tal­ent in devel­op­ing Beth­le­hem for gen­er­a­tions to come, spread­ing the mes­sage of love, peace and tran­quil­li­ty.” Mazen Karam- Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of the Beth­le­hem Devel­op­ment Foundation

 

About the Beth­le­hem Devel­op­ment Foundation:

The Beth­le­hem Devel­op­ment Foun­da­tion (BDF) was estab­lished by the late Said T. Khoury, co-founder of Con­sol­i­dat­ed Con­trac­tors Com­pa­ny (CCC), as the imple­men­ta­tion arm of the Beth­le­hem Devel­op­ment Ini­tia­tive that aims to trans­form Beth­le­hem into a vibrant inter­na­tion­al spir­i­tu­al des­ti­na­tion with a sus­tain­able econ­o­my and infra­struc­ture to make it more accom­mo­dat­ing to the needs of its cur­rent res­i­dents, pil­grims and tourists. To imple­ment this vision, a group of Inter­na­tion­al and Pales­tin­ian phil­an­thropists estab­lished a non-gov­ern­men­tal orga­ni­za­tion called the Beth­le­hem Devel­op­ment Foun­da­tion in May 2012.

 

About Con­sol­i­dat­ed Con­trac­tors Company:

Con­sol­i­dat­ed Con­trac­tors Com­pa­ny (CCC), is a glob­al leader in the engi­neer­ing and con­struc­tion indus­try. Estab­lished in 1952 and oper­at­ing world­wide, CCC has pro­vid­ed more than 65 years of project man­age­ment, engi­neer­ing, pro­cure­ment and con­struc­tion ser­vices to the indus­try, is cur­rent­ly engaged in 40 ongo­ing projects glob­al­ly, and employs around 120,000 peo­ple internationally.

CCC’s con­struc­tion oper­a­tions span the globe includ­ing the CIS, Africa, Aus­trala­sia and the GCC as well as oth­er coun­tries in the Mid­dle East. CCC’s part­ners include some of the most rep­utable engi­neer­ing and con­struc­tion com­pa­nies in the World includ­ing Bech­tel, Flu­or, KBR, ABB, Chiy­o­da, JGC, Linde, Tec­ni­cas Reunidas, Thyssen Krupp, Hochtief, Tech­nip, and Saipem to name a few.

Con­sol­i­dat­ed Con­trac­tors Com­pa­ny is a found­ing mem­ber and con­tributes to the Part­ner­ing against Cor­rup­tion Ini­tia­tive (PACI) of the World Eco­nom­ic Forum, along with the UN Glob­al Com­pact, to ensure busi­ness ethics, anti-bribery poli­cies and sus­tain­able growth in all forms of its operations.

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