- July 20, 2014
-- Dozan wa Awtar Singers received two Gold Diplomas for its participation in the 8th World Choir Games held in Riga, Latvia this year. The Games included twenty seven thousand singers from four hundred choirs representing seventy three countries. Dozan wa Awtar, under the leadership of its Founder and Director Shireen Abu Khader, competed in two categories: Scenic Folklore and Mixed Choirs; singing Arabic songs in both and receiving a Gold Diploma in each category. This is the first time Jordan is represented in an international choral competition.
On this occasion, Shireen Abu Khader expressed her immense pride at this accomplishment and international recognition and commended the continuous efforts of the singers which led to this achievement. She also thanked all those who have given both financial and moral support to the choir, as this could not have been achieved without their help.
Founded by Shireen Abu-Khader in January 2002, Dozan wa Awtar (‘Tuning & Strings”) Establishment promotes Arabic choral music and the creation of unique performing arts projects through teaching, composing/arranging, recording, publishing and performing music as well as theatre productions in collaboration with local and international professional artists and talented youth. An ongoing project supported by the Establishment is Zakhareef in Motion Dance, which hosted its fifth annual international dance festival in May 2011.