Not only did we see Omar Offendum rap his music for the campers, but also earlier in the day he had a workshop and Q&A with the campers about his experiences as a Syrian-American. He is not only an extremely talented writer and rapper, but is also very aware about global issues, particularly concerning the Middle East, which he focuses on in his music. The workshop was followed by an amazing performance and it was clear that he had won over the campers through their engagement in his workshop, the excitement during his performance, and the clear disappointment when he waved goodbye. It was great having him here at Camp Ayandeh and it really seems as though his work and passion really spoke to the campers and counselors.
-Darya M., July 2, 11:59 p.m.