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About Maarifa

We provide online and offline advertising opportunities for our partners, with an inspiring impact on audiences along the New Silk Road and beyond. How to join


We promote the vision of the Conference of the Birds, a digital Silk Road and the Silk Road Symphony Orchestra.

Together, we form the artistic and musical background with the mission of an increasing number of musical sources of inspiration, people from all corners of the world shared at the Silk Road Cultural Belt.

Our purpose is to build a bridge to potential Sponsors and the international community to become part of this vision by creating together the financial conditions for the Callias Foundation to bring to life a vision of our time and to develop new forms to reach out to new audiences along the New Silk Road and beyond.

Founded in September 2016, Maarifa Promotions GmbH has worldwide operations including East Africa, Central Asia, China, Russia and South East Asia.

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The cultural impact of Maarifa’s mission on the global international community as well as on the singular individuals in the Silk Road Cultural Belt is a constant source of inspiration and innovation.

Maarifa has an ongoing engagement with the online community, while sustaining a deeply rooted offline presence through highly emotional and well attended cultural experiences.


Over 30k engaged web visitors every month connect from all over the globe. This remarkable achievement validates the ongoing efforts of Maarifa in providing meaningful contents and resources.


An increasing number of audiences follow the activities of the Silk Road Symphony Orchestra (SRSO) in Berlin, as well as audiences who follow the inspirational musical guidance of Jan Moritz Onken as conductor who lived and worked in Berlin, St. Petersburg, Almaty (Kazakhstan), South Africa (Bloemfontein and Capetown), Dushanbe (Tadjikistan) and performed in cities like Abakhan, Uralsk, Taldekurgan, Algier and Verbier.

Our performances have a strong cultural resonance in the community bringing interpretations of Master Pieces influenced by a wide range of musical cultures along the Silk Road Cultural Belt and deeply rooted in the many personal backgrounds of the musicians inside the SRSO.

Our events and outreach initiatives involve actively the community bringing inspiration and change.

“ An African proverb says “Birds sing not because they have answers but because they have songs. The SRSO performs not because it has solutions but because it has music ”.



Maarifa’s community consists of an international network of young educated individuals, passionate about the cultural mission of the foundation.

70% of our followers are 35 and younger, distributed in geographic areas including the following 10 top countries (in order of relevance): Ukraine, India, Turkey, Germany, Russia, Morocco, Pakistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil

Afghanistan—227 visitors

Armenia—6 cities

Austria —366 cities

Bangladesh—9 provinces

Belarus—37 cities

Belgium —175 cities

Cambodia, Phnom —1032 visitors

China—98 cities

Ethiopia—241 visitors

France—1310 cities

Georgia, Tibilisi—769 visitors

Germany—2399 cities

Great Britain—1310 cities

Greece—76 cities

Holland—274 cities

Hong Kong—343 visitors

India —315 cities

Iraq, Bagdad—2 visitors

Israel—97 cities

Italy—61 cities

Kazakhstan—29 cities

Kenia—40 visitors

Lithuania—30 cities

Mexico—278 cities

Mongolia—102 visitors

Nepal—3 cities

Pakistan—48 cities

Poland—1037 cities

Russia—631 cities

Saudi Arabia—16 cities

Spain—476 cities

Sudan—253 visitors

Syria—49 visitors

Tadjikistan, Dushanbe—44 visitors

Tanzania—5 cities

Turkey—421 cities

Ukraine—554 cities

USA—731 cities