April 6, 2022
“My name is Rumina. I’m 18 years old and I’m from Afrin, Northern Syria. I used to play Buzuq when I was a child, but my father suggested that I learn to play violin. I started studying in an institute and learned playing violin very well. I currently teach 25 students at Kevana Zêrîn Center. The worst moment in my life that I can never forget was when we were playing our instruments in the institute, Turkey started bombing my city Afrin in January 2018. We didn’t know what to do. It was such a dark day! When we were displaced from Afrin, I only brought my violin. My dream is to form an orchestra group and play in our village with the presence of all the villagers”.