Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Pathways to peace?

I posted something about the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra earlier. Here's another, largely laudatory, piece with some alternative perspectives: 'while most Palestinians welcome Barenboim's commitment, which has involved setting up a musical kindergarten in Ramallah in memory of Edward Said, many artists passionately feel that their purpose is to tell Palestinian stories in their own way, that it is dishonest to gesture towards reconciliation in art before political reconciliation is achieved. And sometimes they need to rage.'

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