Friday, July 26, 2013

Palestinian and Israeli Heavy-Metal Bands To Tour Together For Co-Existence

Two heavy-metal rock bands are taking their "message of coexistence through rock’n’roll across Europe," and they happen to be Israeli and Palestinian.

The Israeli band “Orphaned Land” and Palestinian group “Khalas” both believe that music is above politics, religion and conflict and should bring people together.

The groups have set a mission. They hope to prove that their “metal brotherhood” music can demonstrate religious and political tolerance by coming together and doing what they love best. 
An 18-gig tour will be taking place across Europe, where both bands will perform on the same stage, as well as share a tour bus for three weeks, The Guardian newspaper reported.

“We can’t change the world, but we can give an example of how coexistence is possible,” Kobi Farhi, “Orphaned Land’s” lead singer told the newspaper.

“Sharing a stage and sharing a bus is stronger than a thousand words. We’ll show how two people from different backgrounds who live in a conflict zone can perform together,” Farhi added.

Good for them. I bet the Boycott Israel movement loves these guys.

Source: Al Arabiya


Karen Clayton said...

Saw White House Down yesterday and it sort of reminded me of your post. Good luck to the bands. Now if I could only get them to promote my semi-secular Christian middle grade novel that I wrote my 10 year old son. Mason Davis and the Rise of the Storm Makers is available online on Amazon.

Incognito said...

Good luck with your book Karen.