6 thoughts on “Israel and Lebanon Music for Peace – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. Ah, what is it they say about great minds? I’m assembling songs of peace (though not limited to Middle Eastern) for tomorrow’s Spin The Globe on KAOS0fm (catch the stream starting at 10am Pacific via http://www.kaosradio.org). Thanks for the recommendations and background. Chava was already on my list, but I got a couple other great ideas from you. Thanks.


  2. hi – i wish i can hear the show, is it possible to hear it somehow – a link or a recording or anything?

    thanks – Kaya, NYC

  3. I thought I’d let you know about another great one who’s sound I describe as a Psychedelic trip from the Shtetl to the Middle East and Beyond. http://www.pharaohsdaughter.com. New album just came out and we’re having a concert at NYC’s highline Ballroom on May 14th. I hope you can make it! alex at oyhoo.com

  4. I don’t understand very well. The message isn’t that clear. Nothing in concrete.
    Some songs put Palestine and Israel in the same level. It is not like that. Suppose somebody come to your house occupied it and put you in the dark basement and go there and beat you every time you try to occupy your house again. Then somebody come and says “hey guys you have to try to live together in peace, you both share the place and end this conflict”. That make sense to you?
    Nobody can put you in the same level of that one who stole your house, how you can allowed him to live there and to have peace with him when you know he took the place by the force? Doesn’t make any sense.
    That’s why when people say things like “hey guys Israelis and Palestinians try to live together in peace” they dont know what they are talking about it. Especially knowing the endless list of abuses that Palestinians go thru every day of their lives.

  5. Dear friends,

    I have just seen your good and inspiring site.

    Some time ago I wrote an article on the song Aint gonna study war no more, down by the riverside.


    It appears from my study that the good song was written sometime during or right after World War One as a blues workers song, if my interpretation of the first known recording of the song is correct.

    I indexed nearly 600 recordings of Aint gonna study war no more, down by the riverside.

    As it is one of the songs I like the most

    ‘Yesterday” is a pop song originally recorded by The Beatles for their album Help! (1965). According to the Guinness Book of Records, “Yesterday” has the most cover versions of any song ever written, while BMI asserts that it was performed over seven million times in the 20th century alone. The song remains popular today with more than 3000 recorded cover versions. Wiki

    Some sources still assert that White Christmas by Bing Crosby or Greensleves has more cover versions.

    I just had the idea, that is in this time with wars on terror and errors in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere (see the news), it would only take about 4000 musicians, groups and orchestras worldwide to make a song of peace a world record.

    It doesn’t matter if it’s a single person, a group or symphony orchestra that does the recording, and the song can be recorded in any musical fashion from a acapella to street marching bands. The fantasy is the only limit.

    Please broadcast this mail, and ask all involved to mail me a copy of the recording and documentation.

    When the goal is accomplished the documentation will be turned over to the Guinness Book of Records.

    Holger Terp
    The Danish peace Academy

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