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Mohamad Khan
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posted 12 June 2002 02:12 PM      Profile for Mohamad Khan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
IMAGINE the SOUND of PEACE
Palestinian & Jewish artists come together for
A concert at the Heart of the Matter

Thursday, June 20 at 8pm at The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West (at Dovercourt)

This event is FREE on a first-come, first-serve basis. For tickets, see below.

The peoples of Israel and Palestine are currently experiencing a crisis of great magnitude, where violence and power, hate and
revenge are increasingly the only language being spoken. It is a language that has no room in its syntax and vocabulary for the humanness of the other side/enemy, nor any way of translating the seemingly incomprehensible truth of the other's history/story. And as the mutually exclusive litany of accusations are hurled with increasing violence, a darkness descends.

Here, at this moment of great darkness and hopelessness, it is essential to begin the work of imagination that may open one of the many necessary roads towards peace and reconciliation. This road may be
opened to us through memory, remembering:

that the two sides in this conflict have had a sometimes illustrious, creative and beautiful history together

that in the face of great obstacles we may choose to recognize and celebrate each other's sweet excellent humanity, now, before any of
the perceived "preconditions for dialogue" have been met

that often where words and logic fail, music and poetry may penetrate the hardest defenses

In this spirit, David Buchbinder (musician and composer, leader of the
Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band) and Roula Said (dancer & musician, leader the Roulettes) and their friends have organized an evening of music, poetry and dance. IMAGINE the SOUND of PEACE features players dancers and actors from Arabesque Orchestra, Arraymusic, Both Ends of the Earth, Doula, Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Maza Meze, Mernie! Montuno
Police and Andy Milne & Dapp Theory including David Buchbinder, Roula Said, Daniel Barnes, Rich Brown, John Farah, Nadia Habib, Levon Ichkanian, Rick Shadrach Lazar, Marilyn Lerner, Nabil Qtami, the Roulettes, George Sawa, Nabeel Shehadeh, Mitch Smolkin, Robert Stevenson, Ernie Tollar, Maryem Tollar and Dave Wall.

There will also be an opportunity to support three groups working to support human rights and co-existence in Israel and Palestine: Ta'ayush, the Al-Sakakini Cultural Centre and the New Israel Fund.

In gratitude for the gifts bestowed on all of us, and in the hope of
bringing out many well-meaning folks from both communities (and their
friends!), entrance to IMAGINE the SOUND of PEACE is being offered without charge.

IMAGINE the SOUND of PEACE

Thursday , June 20 at 8pm at The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West (at Dovercourt), Toronto. This event is FREE on a first-come, first-serve
basis. Tickets are limited to three per person and will be available at the door from 6:30pm the night of the event, or in advance at Wonderworks, 79A Harbord Street (just west of Spadina Avenue).

Ticket holders must arrive at the theatre 20 minutes before showtime,
otherwise their tickets will be released to those waiting.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: CALL 416-410-2504 or email:
[email protected]

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Arch Stanton
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posted 12 June 2002 10:36 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Say "hi" to Lakesh for us while you're there, won't you?
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goodgoditsnottrue
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posted 12 June 2002 10:55 PM      Profile for goodgoditsnottrue   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've always like the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, they were always very positive people.
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Lakesh
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posted 13 June 2002 12:28 AM      Profile for Lakesh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And they are good Zionists. Sounds like it could be fun. See you there
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Riffraff
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posted 13 June 2002 02:04 AM      Profile for Riffraff     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wish I could go. Sounds magnifique!

I think music and love would bring peace. I would suggest to Israeli and Palestinian youth (especially) to rise and demand:

1) The repealing of religious or whatever taboos
to allow inter-mariage Palestinians-Israelis.

2) Incentives -financial and otherwise- for
couples who tie the knot in an inter-marriage.

3) A stream of high quality movies and ad
campaigns to encourage such mariages.

Within two or three generations both sides will become an aggregate of inetertwined families and war and killings will be quasi-impossible.

NB: the word mariage also includes unions, whatever sexual orientation...

Or how about laws that oblige each side to marry (etc..) from the other side.

[ June 13, 2002: Message edited by: Riffraff ]


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Mohamad Khan
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posted 13 June 2002 08:59 PM      Profile for Mohamad Khan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Or how about laws that oblige each side to marry (etc..) from the other side.

wha? no thanks, no one should be obligated to marry anyone else.

it's good to see Ta'ayush in on the concert.


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Michelle
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posted 13 June 2002 09:04 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, maybe not "legal" laws - but wouldn't it be neat if new sects of Muslims and Jews sprang up where instead of intermarriage being prohibited or strongly discouraged by the religious laws, it was actually strongly promoted, even considered godly?

Christians could use that too, in my opinion.


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