Concert to celebrate family origin

HUNDREDS of students from schools in Punchbowl, Lakemba and Bankstown, will come together and be on song for the ‘Mirath in Mind’ concert to celebrate their Lebanese and Arabic heritage, tradition and customs.

Now in its ninth year, the concert will be held at Bryan Brown Theatre on Saturday, May 18, from 7.30pm.
With the theme, ‘Where Oceans Meet’, the concert will include a five-piece band and some English songs will feature, including those from Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star is Born’ film.
There will also be a guest performance from Lebanese Maronite visual artist, Father John Jabbour, who is visiting Australia for the first time to exhibit his artwork and perform solo as a Oud (luth) player.
A not-for-profit organisation established in 2010, Mirath in Mind supporters strive to keep alive the cultural legacies of the arts and heritage of Australia’s Arabic and Lebanese communities.
Mirath Chairperson Chadia g Hajjar said: “The students are some of the best young performers we have had in the last nine years since the inception of Mirath in Mind.
“There will also be a special performance from The Voice finalist Lara Nakhle.
“The two-hour concert will be a cultural treat for all – young and old – so grab friends and family and save the date.” The Mirath in Mind Gala event will be held at Bankstown Sports on Friday, October 25.