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With stomping feet, swinging hips, a drumbeat and lots of laughter, two Syrian migrants lead a group of Germans and others in traditional Arab dance at a Berlin studio to share part of their culture with the country that took them in. The workshops were initiated by Medhat Aldaabal and Ali Hasan, Syrians who came to Germany as part of a huge wave of asylum-seekers. Give some of our culture to Berlin".The influx of more than 1 million asylum-seekers in 2015-16 created fears among some Germans about whether they could be integrated into society and the country's workforce. Aldaabal and Hasan lived on the same street in Damascus but didn't know each other until they met in Berlin.At the most recent gathering, Aldaabal, who studied classical dance in Damascus before fleeing the war, showed a group of about 40 locals the basic moves of traditional Arab dabke.
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