ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN YOUTH MUSICIANS OF HEARTBEAT EMBARK ON US TOUR TO PROMOTE DIGNITY, FREEDOM, AND PEACE
Following the success of three previous tours to the United States, Heartbeat, the Israeli-Palestinian youth music community, will return to the US February 20 – March 20, 2015 to amplify voices of a better future in the Middle East and engage audiences in dialogue about the role of civil society and the power of the arts.
Visiting some of the world’s most celebrated universities, music venues, and engaging with communities across the US, the young musicians of Heartbeat take the stage with their dynamic blend of Eastern and Arabic music, Western rock, hip hop, jazz and reggae to overcome the segregation, inequalities and racism that fuels violent conflict around the world. The Heartbeat musicians further engage audience members through interactive discussions and workshops, sharing their experiences of growing up amidst the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and highlighting their creative effort to build a better future as members of Heartbeat. Each event offers a unique window into the lives of these courageous young artists and aims to forge lasting connections between US communities and Heartbeat’s music led effort in the Middle East.
Past US performances, workshops, and briefings include: The US Congress, The US State Department, Harvard University, Yale, Brown, Brandeis, Clark, Georgetown, Hamilton, Portland High School, Windham Performing Arts Center, UVM, Middlebury, American U, Le Poisson Rouge, Congregation Beth Am Israel, Twinning Weekend/The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, Boston Jewish Music Festival, Takoma Park Community Center, Bennington College, and Boston College.
Tour dates will soon be announced. To bring Heartbeat to your campus or community, please email Avi Salloway: firstname.lastname@example.org
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