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The Ramallah Concert -
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RON BIERMAN

'... a tremendous, emotional, not-to-be-missed experience.'

Knowledge is the Beginning / The Ramallah Concert West-Eastern Divan Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim

This is an inspiring release both for those who despair over Middle Eastern politics and those who believe music can do more than entertain. The first DVD in the set of two contains a documentary that explains the origins of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra; the second is the recording of a concert it gave in Ramallah, a Palestinian city on the Jordan's West Bank.

The Orchestra is the result of a collaboration between its conductor Daniel Barenboim and the late Palestinian scholar, Edward Said. It consists of talented young musicians from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Spain and Syria. Not a list of countries noted for close cooperation...

Copyright © 31 July 2011 Ron Bierman,
San Diego, USA

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DVD INFORMATION: THE RAMALLAH CONCERT

DANIEL BARENBOIM

EDWARD SAID

PALESTINE

ISRAEL

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

EDWARD ELGAR

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