Photo: Alexander Mahmoud
Leyla and Muhabbat: ‘My daughter can play seven instruments’
Before I could crawl, I would strike the dinner table, hard, pretending it was a piano.
Before I could speak, I sang. It was just in me.
I was a famous conductor in my home country. I was a teacher of ballet, theatre and music.
All of my children are musicians. My daughter can play seven instruments.
I never thought we would have to flee. I’m not young. It’s not easy to learn a new language. But I got a job as a music teacher here. Music is the language I can speak all over the world.
Go to Sweden and migration to get the bigger picture and the historical perspective.
Last updated: 5 April 2017