A couple of days ago I saw a documentary on Daniel Barenboim, acclaimed conductor and pianist. Arguably his most important project however is The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra which he founded together with Edward SaÃ¯d. This orchestra consists of young Israeli, Lebanese, Lybian, Egyptian and Palestinian musicians who have performed all over the world, including the besieged areas of Palestine — Ramallah being the latest venue (shown on Arte last Sunday).
This post simply to express my utter admiration and respect for a man who’s willing to risk his life simply by playing music. His mission should be an eye-opener for many a hatemonger in the Middle-East. Respect!