|"We participated in the 2015 Ukulele Festival in Hawaii,"|
gushed this trilingual (Arabic, Hebrew, English) performer.
Radiating infectious warmth and joy, young Arab and Jewish Israeli citizens performed with Ukuleles for Peace (UFP) today at the Bereaved Families Forum Peace Tent for street dialogue set up along the Mediterranean Sea where Tel Aviv meets Jaffa. (Forum members are Israelis and Palestinians who lost a family member to the conflict.)
Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Donovan, a huge draw during my own teen years, has invited Ukuleles for Peace to warm-up the huge audience this summer for his first appearance here.
|With their families and teachers, they picnic, celebrate festivals, |
and visit each other's (Jewish and Arab) schools and homes
|Making music while building friendships|
without any stereotypical prejudice
The goal of Ukuleles for Peace is to bring Jewish and Arab children together to play with ukuleles, kazoos, and other fun instruments. The hope is that one day they and their families will be the force driving the wheels of social change in Israel. — Founder Paul Moore
Learn more about Ukuleles for Peace: Four Strings, One World.