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A Medical Doctor , Reflects on his Syrian Refugees works with Music!



Dvorak is a Twin Cities physician practicing emergency room medicine. In his spare time, he volunteers at a local urban clinic serving low-income patients. Over the years, Dave has made many trips to developing countries to care for the poor and underserved. Most recently, he traveled to the Greek island of Samos to provide medical relief to Syrian and Iraqi refugees fleeing war and torture in their homelands. This experience inspired “Refugee Lullaby,” a moving ballad that gives voice to a father trying to explain this troubling international issue in a way a child can understand.

With the help of local music producer Don Strong, Dave’s sometimes playful, sometimes political, and always thought-provoking lyrics are infused with compelling rhythms. “Things You Cannot Measure,” a highly infectious reggae groove, puts our modern-day preoccupations into their proper perspective. “Stella Jane,” a musical tale in the gypsy-jazz tradition, warns listeners away from the charms of a soul-stealing temptress.
All songs on the CD lend a poetic voice to Dave’s belief that, “In a frenetic, data-driven world, it is the enduring experiences of love, suffering, and compassion that define our time on earth.”
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Ahmed Tharwat …. in the middle Ahmed Tharwat Im a host and producer of the Arab-Muslim Americans TV show BelAhdan with Ahmed (with open arms), a weekly TV show that airs on public TV Mondays at 1030PM. As a regular speaker and contributor on Public Radio show All Thing Considered, I have shared my unique view of world and American political and social events. As a regular contributor to StarTribune, the Pioneer Press, and Twin City Planet , also he has written to national and international magazines, such Slate, Diversify Inc and Al Jazeera English. I won the Pioneer Press community columnist award in 2000. In all my work, I have been Trying to bring Arab/Muslims to mainstream Americans.. . I believe that when it comes to politics “Nobody has a monopoly on stupidity” Thanks In The Middle ... Ahmed Tharwat/ Host BelAhdan TV show Freelance Writer, Public Speaker, International Media Fixer


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