Since early 2011, countries in the Middle East and North Africa have experienced rapid political and economic change. With these changes come social and cultural changes as well. Izdahar is dedicated to not only preserving the artistic integrity of these countries, but to sharing the old and emerging art forms of this region with the West and vice versa. Beyond that, we hope to promote collaboration between artists in the MENA region and the United States by reaching across borders to achieve new understanding.
Through working with organizations like the US State Department, national opera houses, and private foundations, Izdahar hopes to cast a wide net when it comes to the types of audiences their projects reach.