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Blind Orchestra Inspires World Audiences

The Egyptian Al Nour Wal Amal orchestra has taken on world tours and earned countless rewards despite the fact that the 44 musicians of the all-female orchestra cannot read music nor see a conductor. Musicians of Al Nour Wal Amal, translated “light and hope,” learned to play music while blind. The orchestra, which plays eastern and western tunes, is part of a nonprofit association that gives blind women educational opportunities and professional training. “Through this orchestra, I have been able to change the Egyptian and world view towards the physically challenged,” says Shaymaa Hussein, head of the orchestra.