In the journey from his native Syria to Montreal, crooner Matt Mardini has performed countless live shows and touched audiences with his remarkable voice and his interpretations of the most romantic songs of all-time. With "HIBA", his debut album, Matt pays tribute to the beautiful music of his adoptive land and delights his fans with surprising arrangements of some of the greatest songs ever composed and sang by Leonard Cohen, Paul Anka, Bryan Adams, and other legendary Canadian songwriters and singers.
On the 27th of November 2019, Matt and his band took the stage at Montreal’s Rialto Theatre for one night of pure musical magic, performing songs from "HIBA" and a string of timeless international hits, from Sinatra to Aznavour. (Doors open at 19:00)
The event was presented by Le centre culturel syrien.
Matt and Le centre culturel syrien raised 5000$ to Centraide Montreal.
Le centre culturel syrien is a not for profit organization established by Canadian professionals of Syrian origin aiming to help Syrians both inside and outside Syria. Originally established as a cultural and social club in 1976, Le centre culturel syrien was reincorporated in 2015 to help alleviate the plight of those suffering the consequences of the brutal conflict in Syria.
This help can come in different forms: providing financial aid through Canadian charities working on the ground in Syria, helping with the sponsorship of refugees to Canada, creating bursaries / scholarships for Syrian newcomers and helping them adapt to life in Canada.
- Centraide raises money and invests it locally to break the cycle of poverty and social exclusion.
- Supports a network of dynamic agencies and projects that bring people together.
- Invests according to each territory’s needs with the goal of improving quality of life.
In Greater Montreal, one out of seven people receives support from an agency in Centraide’s network.