British singer Joss Stone performs a concert in Rojava

March 21, 2019
Joss Stone in Rojava.

Famous British singer Joss Stone has performed a concert in the Kurdish-controlled part of Syria after sneaking across the border, ANF News reported on March 4.

The British star, whose second album Mind Body and Soul reached number one in the British charts in 2004, posted on her Instagram feed that she was “glad nothing bad happened” as she crossed over. Reports suggest that she performed to people in the city of Derik.

The Mail on Sunday has reported that she was accompanied by Paul Conroy, the war photographer who was with Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin when she was killed in the Syrian city of Homs.

Stone is a friend of Conroy, who is understood to have been travelling to Syria for the first time since Colvin died.

Stone said on Instagram: “We made it into #syria #kurdistan it was a little scary crossing the border as of course we have absolutely no idea what might transpire, we just have to trust the people on the ground that are advising us and looking after us.

“This was the beginning, it was cold and wet but also so nice to meet such welcoming kind people.

“I heard that ISIS surrendered yesterday but that doesn’t mean it’s all over for the Syrian people or the Kurdish people, it is so complicated, a story I’m not in a position to tell you but all I can say is that I have learnt a lot from my short time there and I hope that peace will come to everyone on all sides soon.”

[Abridged from ANF News.]

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