Music And Coexistence: A Journey Across The World In Search Of Musicians Making A Difference by Osseily HannaMusic And Coexistence: A Journey Across The World In Search Of Musicians Making A Difference by Osseily Hanna

Music And Coexistence: A Journey Across The World In Search Of Musicians Making A Difference

byOsseily Hanna

Hardcover | December 11, 2014

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Music and Coexistence: A Journey across the World in Search of Musicians Making a Difference is both study and travelogue, as author Osseily Hanna explores the courageous work of musicians who compose and perform with their ostensible enemies or in extraordinary social situations. He documents the political and economic constraints faced by musicians, from the wall that encloses a refugee camp in Jerusalem, to the tensions among KFOR and Carabinieri peacekeepers who keep Serbs and Kosovar Albanians apart, to the cultural and linguistic suppression that afflicts minority communities in Turkey.A multilingual musician, Hanna examines the lives of the individuals and groups at the forefront of the effort to bridge ethnic, cultural, and religious divisions. Featuring musicians from thirteen different countries and territories across five continents, Hanna's story includes a remarkable cadre of performers, such as the musicians who comprise Heartbeat, a group of Israeli and Palestinian youth, who compose, record, and perform music together; the Albino musicians of Tanzania, who regularly combat persecution by local shamans; the multiracial and thriving samba musicians in Sao Paolo; and a former child soldier from Cambodia who seeks to revive traditional music following the genocide in the 1970s. With photos taken by the author during his travels, this work is a unique contribution for those interested in world music and peace studies. This unique and remarkable work will open the eyes and the hearts of every musician and music lover who recognizes music as a universal language.

About The Author

Osseily Hanna was born in London, where he began violin lessons at the age of eight and played with the North London Symphony Orchestra in 2005. He gave up a successful career in global financial markets in 2011 to develop Music and Coexistence as a film and book project. He is bilingual English-Spanish and has studied Arabic, French, ...

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Title:Music And Coexistence: A Journey Across The World In Search Of Musicians Making A DifferenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:228 pages, 9.29 × 6.31 × 0.86 inPublished:December 11, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442237538

ISBN - 13:9781442237537

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DedicationList of abbreviationsList of PhotosAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: Music and Social InclusionChapter 1: Songs of fraternity (Turkey)Chapter 2: Rapping for peace and equality, G-town (Shuafat refugee camp)Chapter 3: Where there is Gold (South Africa)Chapter 4: Albino Revolution Cultural Troupe (Tanzania)Chapter 5: Oaxacan women (Mexico)Interlude 1: Argentine TangoPart II: Music and WarChapter 6: Notes from a divided island (Ireland)Chapter 7: Mitrovica Rock School (Kosovo)Chapter 8: Khmer Magic Music Bus (Cambodia)Chapter 9: Musicians without Borders (Rwanda)Interlude 2: Arto, Yasar, and Komitas (Anatolia)Part III: Music Education ProgramsChapter 10: Heartbeat: Amplifying youth voices (Israel)Chapter 11: Poetry, Samba, and Soul (Brazil)Chapter 12: Mariachis in Texas (United States of America)Epilogue: Bukra fi mish mish, when the impossible becomes possibleAppendix 1: GlossaryAppendix 2: DirectoryBibliographyAbout the Author

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Music may be for Shakespeare, the food of love but for Osseily Hanna it is the fuel of trans-national feeling. Music and Coexistence is a travelogue dedicated to the conviction that the human instinct towards rhythm, melody and harmony is susceptible to as many interpretations as there are cultures, but these are languages of feeling that need no translation. His account of travels through the music and lives of the musicians of a startling number of traditions fulfills, for every reader, the aim of bringing together a diverse world.