The Importance of Music in my Writing and ‘Engagement’

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I started composing songs in 1975 when the war broke out in Lebanon. My grief was so overwhelming I could not sleep or lead a normal existence thinking about what my loved ones and the country I cherished were going through. Songs – music and words – came out of my body like a long plaintive shriek. They helped relieve the pain, anger, frustrations, and communicate my feelings to others. Recently I discovered that mixing songs with my presentation was a powerful tool to better express what I want to say and that I can better capture an audience by using my music.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-13
Issue number118-119
StatePublished - 2007

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