Amplified Voices: A Connections Concert

On November 10th, 2013 Peacebuilding Connections hosted "Amplified Voices: A Connections Concert".  The concert brought together a diverse range of musicians and artists to explore the power of music to connect people around the world.  The groundbreaking initiative connected artists from the United States and the Middle East, giving special attention to the efforts of those building peace in Israel and Palestine.  All proceeds from the event went to further grassroots peacebuilding efforts between Israelis, Palestinians, and Americans.

The event featured

Hosted By:

Andy Shallalowner of Busboys and Poets 

Live performances by:

Peter Yarrowof Peter, Paul and Mary

Tom PaxtonAmerican Folk Icon

Heartbeat, The Israeli Palestinian Youth Music Project

Farah Siraj, Jordanian vocalist

Humayun Khan, Afghan vocalist and harmonium player

Bethany & RufusAmerican cello and voice duo

Live connections to the Middle East with:

David BrozaIsraeli guitarist, percussionist, and vocalist

Jerusalem Youth ChorusPalestinian and Israeli high school students from East and West Jerusalem

Jaffa Voices of PeaceJewish, Muslim, and Christian youth chorus from Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Muhammad Mughrabi

The event was co-sponsored by:

The Alliance for Middle East Peace 
The International Cultural Center
Water Resource Action Project
Intercultural Journeys
Busboys and Poets
Am Kolel
Keeling-Puri Peace Foundation
Heartbeat: The Israeli Palestinian Youth Music Project 
Operation Respect
New Story Leadership