Musician Sting (center) alongside IsraAid workers and Middle Eastern refugees in Berlin, Germany, August 2, 2016.
(photo credit: ISRAAID)
English rocker Sting serenaded a group of Israeli aid workers alongside refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria at a private show in Berlin on Monday night.
The world-renowned musician, 64, performed ahead of a sold-out concert in the German capital, according to the Israeli nonprofit group IsraAID.
“This was an incredible experience for everyone. By 4 p.m. there were thousands of people already lined up to fill the 23,000-seat stadium,” said IsraAID. Even so, “Sting and his band were so welcoming and took the time to get to know everyone,” the group said.
The Israeli organization lauded the artist and his band for the motivational gesture.
“Sting and his band heard about IsraAID’s work in helping the refugees across Europe as well as some of the moving stories of the harrowing journey refugees endured on their way to Germany,” the group added.
IsraAID staff and volunteers in Berlin work to provide refugees from the Middle East with humanitarian assistance and also help with the process of integration into German society.