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The music gallery of the Salimahabad Orchestra from Karachi, Pakistan features a selection of tracks from the group’s repertoire.

Members of the Salimahabad Orchestra. From left to right: Amirali Meghani, Naveed Rajput, Sadaf Faiz, Asif Noorani, Rahim Sundrani, Sohail Noorani, and Rafiq Vadivala.

A passionate group of eight individuals makes up the Salimahabad Orchestra in Pakistan. They recently released an album that espouses a vision of life, devotion to faith and respect for humankind through a fusion of contemporary musical genres including hip-hop, Arabic melody and soft rock.

Sabeen Virani in Aleppo at the Church of St. Simeo

Sabeen Virani talks about the growing phenomenon of young people across North America going overseas to study, work, or volunteer. She recounts her own experience in Syria as well as other individuals’ ventures to places like Sudan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Uganda.