Heartbeat Highlights of December 2014

Enjoy the Heartbeat highlights of December 2014! For a photo montage, please click here

  • A group of Heartbeat youth musicians joined the third and final leg of the I AM YOU ARE encounter which Heartbeat co-led with partner organizations, the Willy Brandt Center, Drei Wunsche Frei, and iSlam.  On Nov. 25, Heartbeat musicians and their German partners gave a stunning performance for 400 people at the Willy Brandt Haus in Berlin.  We are grateful to the Europeans for Peace program of the Foundation for Remembrance, Responsibility, and Future (EVZ) and to the Willy Brandt Center for making this project possible.  

iSlam IMUR

  • The new Heartbeat: Jerusalem and Heartbeat: Haifa programs are off to a great start.  Each group has been meeting once a week since November and are well on their way towards building trust, developing a common musical language and co-writing new songs.



  • Heartbeat staff are preparing for our 1st retreat of the year.  It will take place January, bringing nearly 20 new youth musicians together with Heartbeat graduate youth musicians and staff for a weekend of music co-creation and learning.



  • The performance dates for our 4th US Tour are almost entirely locked in from Feb. 20 – March 20, 2015.  The tour will start in DC and take the group all the way up the East Coast, then across the midwest to Chicago and then down south to Nashville and Asheville, before heading back up to DC to fly home.  More info coming soon!

US Tour