The Sound of Resistance
STORIES OF PALESTINE IN MUSIC AND SONG
A COLLABORATION BETWEEN PALESTINIAN MUSICIANS
CHAI FOR ALL ENSEMBLE
A music & spoken word performance illuminating the many personal acts of Palestinian rebellion against Israeli repression, from reviving native seed stocks to preserving and promoting traditional music.
Special guest: Palestinian composer, singer and bağlama player Zaid Hilal.
This performance has evolved from our 2018 tour
'Our Homeland Lives in Us: Longing, Belonging & Palestine'.
Researched in the Occupied Territories, the stories feature inspiring pioneers such as seed-gatherer Vivien Sansour and UNESCO World Heritage Site co-creator Hassan Muamer of Battir village, and are accompanied by ravishing and original Palestinian music and visuals.
Chai For All Ensemble:
Zaid Hilal: vocals, bağlama
Simon Leach: darbuka, percussion, ney, mijwiz
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
Fares Ishaq: ney , composer
Khader Jaraiseh: percussion