Yasmin (Ikhlas) Jebara at the Harp Festival

Yasmin (Ikhlas) Jebara participated in the workshops of Israel’s second harp festival that took place in Jaffa last week.

(see http://harpcontest-israel.org.il/he/?page_id=310)

Yasmin was invited to the festival by her devoted harp teacher Sunita Staneslow who was among the festival’s organizers. For the story of Yasmin’s connections with Sunita and the harp, which started through the music center in Salem.

(click https://villagesgroup.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/music-and-friendship-at-salem-sunita-yasmin-and-the-harp)

During her four days sojourn in Jaffa last week Yasmin was interviewed to the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. For the interview (in Hebrew).

(check http://www.mynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4607942,00.html)

After her return to her Village near Nablus, Yasmin wrote the following thank you letter to the people who facilitated her visit in the festival and host her in their apartments in Tel-Aviv. In the letter she also speaks a bit about her feelings during the visit.

Ehud on behalf of the Villages Group

A thank-you letter

From the depth of my heart I write this thank-you letter

If my feelings had spoken they would have said something better

The simple words that I utter

Just present the modest thank-you letter

For some people whom I consider

Very special to me they are like the gold glitter

For those who have the good manner

Buma Sunita Fred Ehud Tamara Dani Silvia Avital and Michael and others

My feelings my emotions if they spoke they would say something better

My visit I will not forget

In spite of the fact that the army was reluctant to give me the permit

Buma and Ehud and Sunita persisted and insisted to get me the permit

My visit I cannot forget

It was really perfect

I was fascinated by the sea sound

And it left in my heart a big effect

I enjoyed the houses of the hosts and I felt that I did not leave my home even for a moment

I did not feel bored even for a second

The time was quickly spent

The harp festival was for me a great event

Thanks for whom my happiness and joy create

Even for short moments

When I was in the harp festival and on the shore

I said I will be famous for sure

I have felt at rest

With all this great care that you have given me I felt that I am the best

I never felt that I am a guest

But I felt that I am one of your family members

I specially thank Buma and Sunita who on my face drew a smile

Even for a short while

If I would write about my visit I would write more than one file

Thanks Buma Sunita Fred Ehud Tamara you have given my life it’s real style

These modest words are my gift

I will not forget you any more

You are in my heart for ever

(Photos courtesy of Buma Inbar)

Yasmin in the harp festival 1

Yasmin in the Harp Festival 2

Yasmin in the Harp Festival 3

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