Sunday, 27 September 2015

Knowledge is the Beginning

"The Ramallah Concert - Knowledge is the Beginning" is the story of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, where young Arabs and Jews perform and live side by side. It is a film about what music can do; the way it can transcend cultural barriers, bring people together, defeat prejudice and overcome religious and political differences. It also demonstrates the problems that crop up occasionally and how music can help people from different points of view find common ground. For Daniel Barenboim, founder of the ensemble, the orchestra is a symbol for what could be achieved in the Middle East.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Activists occupy British Museum over BP sponsorship

Activists occupy British Museum over BP sponsorship
Read my BP Portrait Award: where are the “Rembrandts”?
Artwork by Brian David Braun 2011

Artists Around The World Respond To Tragic Death Of 3-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Aylan

People dressed in red t-shirts and demin shorts lay down on a beach to recreate the moment tragic Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi was found dead. Around 30 people recreated the discovery of three-year-old's body in tribute in Rabat, Morocco.

More  HERE.