On 7 and 8 May, the famed Netherlands Wind Ensemble (NBE) will visit Bethlehem, bringing workshops and concerts to children in MwB's Music Bus Goes Middle East program.
Working with children of Bethlehem
The NBE extended a planned tour to Jordan to visit the West Bank, working with MwB and local partner Holy Land Trust to bring a musical celebration to the children and youth of Bethlehem.
MwB and the NBE
The Netherlands Wind Ensemble and Musicians without Borders have worked together for more than 6 years. In post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina, the NBE worked with MwB to support the winds department of the Music Academy in Sarajevo, offering master classes, workshops and performances. NBE musicians created Winds of Change, an interethnic wind ensemble for talented young Bosnian musicians, and then invited them to perform in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
In Bethlehem, the NBE will perform with talented young Palestinian musicians. Children from Silwan will join the NBE musicians with tablah's (traditional Arabic percussion instrument), cello's and an electrical guitar. The rap group Palestine Street from Dheisheh refugee camp will perform two of their songs and Khaldoun from al-Azzeh refugee camp will sing Bint al-Shalabia, accompanied by the NBE and the Hakaya Band.
For the children, the NBE will give workshops and a musical presentation in Ghirass Cultural Center.
MwB's partner Holy Land Trust is organizing the whirlwind tour.
The performance on Friday the 6th will be in Aida Refugee Camp on the stage next to the wall. A second performance will be on Saturday the 7th at Manger Square in Bethlehem.
Both performances will start at 7.00 pm.
You are all warmly invited to join these musical celebrations!
بالتعاون مع موسيقيين بلاحدود وفرقة داتش وند انسامبل ومشاركة شباب فلسطينيين
تتشرف مؤسسة هولي لاند ترست بدعوتكم لحضور العرض الغنائي تضامنا مع الشعب الفلسطيني في ساحة المهد يوم السبت الموافق 7/5/2011 الساعة السابعة مساء.
و يوم الجمعة الموافق 6/5/2011 على مسرح العودة بجانب الجدار في مخيم عايدة في نمام اساعة السابعة مساء
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