We are delighted to announce that in 2020 we will be welcoming a new Ambassador to Scottish Refugee Council!

Ayman Jarjour, world-renowned classical musician, will be joining us as our new Arts and Culture Ambassador this January.

Ayman was born in Damascus, Syria and now lives here in Scotland. He is a graduate of the Julliard School in New York and has performed all over the world. During 2020 Ayman will be working alongside SRC to raise awareness on refugee issues and the work of the Scottish Refugee Council, and use his position and influence in the arts, entertainment and cultural sectors to bring new audiences, profile and funding to the annual Refugee Festival.

Ayman said, “For the past few years I have been following and admiring the work of Scottish Refugee Council so I did not hesitate to accept when they asked me to be their culture and arts ambassador in 2020. I look forward to our collaboration and doing my part in helping with their important work.”

Ayman’s first official performance in his capacity as Ambassador will be a World Music Night with Valerie Ekoume on Saturday 18th January at the Drygate Brewery, as part of the world-famous Celtic Connections Festival. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

We encourage all of our supporters to attend, and bring family and friends along too- it will be a night of vibrant music and celebration of cultural diversity, the perfect way to start our organisation’s 35th year. Come along and celebrate with us!

There will be a stall in the venue with badges, T-shirts and tote bags available for a recommended donation.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Author: Faris