Canadian children’s choir welcomes Syrian Refugees with traditional Arabic song

Syrian refugees arriving in Ottawa got a warm welcome by a choir of school children who performed a rendition of “Tala’ al-Badru ‘Alayna”, an ancient song that was sun to prophet Mohammed when he sought asylum in the city of Medina. “Every year we try to touch different cultures, and a year ago we started planning to do a Muslim-inspired piece.” Said Robert Filion, the school’s choir director, whose gesture happened to coincide with the Prime Minister’s decision to welcome 25,000 more refugees into Canada.