Sound is Resistance

STORIES OF PALESTINE IN MUSIC AND SONG 

A COLLABORATION BETWEEN PALESTINIAN MUSICIANS 
AND

CHAI FOR ALL ENSEMBLE

Researched and composed in the Occupied Territories in 2018-2019, this uplifting music and spoken word performance tells the story of Palestinians’ creative acts of resistance to colonisation; an embroidered wedding dress preserving a girl's memory of a place, a defiant giant flag taller than the separation barrier, a story of the Unesco registration of ancient terraces, a mythic song of a lost and found indigenous seed variety and more. 

Featuring Palestinian composer, singer and bağlama player
Zaid Hilal.

This performance has evolved from our 2018 tour
'Our Homeland Lives in Us: Longing, Belonging & Palestine'.

Chai For All Ensemble:
Zaid Hilal: vocals, bağlama
Simon Leach: darbuka, percussion, ney, mijwiz /
Paolo Adamo: drums/percussion
Michael Loader: storyteller, trumpet
Marianna Moralis: vocals, storyteller
David Mowat: trumpet, producer
Mark Smulian: bass, electronics
Katie Stevens: clarinet, ney, kaval, mijwiz 
Knud Stüwe: oud, guitar, music director

Contributing Palestinian musicians:
Shafiq Alsadi: kanun, composer
Faris Ishaq: ney , composer
Khader Jaraiseh: percussion

Cover of single 'Ya Khabar' © SOLO, design Amer Salameh

Cover of single 'Ya Khabar' © SOLO, design Amer Salameh