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Cross Borders Concert at the Gaza Strip border

Cross Borders Concert - Memory and Hope at the Core of Confrontation

On the anniversary of the last round of bloodshed between Israel and Gaza we will meet near the border, under the open sky, at dusk to make what may bring down the walls and bring people closer together – music.

The event will take place on Thursday, 4th of June 2015, at 20:00 in Kibbutz Kfar Aza, and will echo the struggle of residents of the Western Negev and other Southern residents to bring an end to the bloody conflict between Israel and Gaza and to set out on the path of a political solution.

The concert will comprise two parts, leading the way from mourning to hope:

Part I Mourning: Mozart’s Requiem and Jewish and Arabic dirges, as a burial service to all the victims of the last war, Israelis and Palestinians. The Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble, the Ichud Choir, the Kibbutz Artzi Choir and the soloists Daniela Skorka Soprano, Yasmin Van Der Hal Alto, Adi Cesare Tenor and Yoel Sivan Bass, will play and sing under the baton of conductor Avner Itai.

Part II Hope: aspiring for dialogue and reconciliation. Jewish and Arab musicians, men and women, will collaborate and sing together in Hebrew and Arabic. Yair Dalal, Miriam Toukan, Idan Toledano, George Simaan, Salem Darwish, Micha Bitton, Rakefet Amsalem, Halil el Awiwi Shargi Band, David Peretz, Lubna Salame and Fred Johnson, a guest musician from the USA, will move us with singing that comes from the heart.

The concert is a private-Civilian initiative of musicians throughout the country. Residents and artists from the Western Negev are involved in carrying it out and we invite you to take part in the project and help us to fulfill it. The concert is a nonprofit event and the donations and tickets sales are intended only for funding the production costs.