|ATZILUT:CONCERTS FOR PEACE
Web site: http://www.CONCERTS FOR PEACE.COM
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The power of art to change the world:
ATZILUT:CONCERTS FOR PEACE. Is a a ten-member high-energy Middle Eastern ensemble that features Arab and Jewish musicians in concert together to make a powerful statement for peace through shared music. No speeches needed – the music itself is the message! This project exemplifies the potential for artistic collaboration and shared creativity that emerges when musicians representing two traditions with common roots, overcome conflict to celebrate hope and trust through music. The resulting musical collaboration is infectious, joyous, deep. sweet and passionate. The performance becomes an inspiring statement of the triumph of shared creativity over despair. The sharing of cultures in mutual respect is part of the American ideal!
ATZILUT:CONCERTS FOR PEACE is the only international touring ensemble that features virtuoso instrumentalists equally proficient in the rhythms and inflections of both Hebrew and Arabic music, AND which is co-led by Hebrew and Arabic vocal specialists: Hazzan Jack Kessler, one of the masters of Jewish spiritual song, and the great Lebanese singer, composer and 'oud virtuoso Maurice Chedid.
Also known in Europe as the MIDDLE EAST PEACE ORCHESTRA, the group has an extensive performance history, including the United Nations, the Algarve International Festival, Munich Gasteig, the Royal Opera Theatre of Copenhagen, a recent tour of France and concerts in Austria and Germany.