Gaza Youth Choir - Salute to Gaza

 

artist 
  Gaza Youth Choir
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title 
  Salute to Gaza
 
country 
  Palestine
 
mainstyle 
  Traditional
 
style 
 
 
label 
  Kirkelig Kulturverksted
 
year 
  2016
 
length 
 
 
info 

Put aside all the usual stereotypes about Gaza. Forget war, Islamism and poverty for a second. Listen instead to the new CD featuring the Gaza Youth Choir. On “Salute to Gaza” we hear familiar Palestinian traditional songs accompanied by oud, nay (flute), khanoon (table harp), double bass and percussion. The album is bursting with energy from a part of the Middle East where 1.8 million people are cut off from the rest of the world. The music, the power and the joy tell the story of how we in the Western world should start to look at Gaza from a different angle. Instead of allowing ourselves to be infected by a fear that is way over the top, we should rather take a look into what the world is missing when we turn a blind eye to all this energy and vitality that is locked away.

 
memo 

Tracks:
1. My Homeland 3:07
2. Visit Me at Last Once a Year 2:54
3. I Write Your Name, My Country 3:45
4. A Song I Wrote For You (Instrumental) 2:43
5. When My Love Begins to Sway 3:11
6. Mawwal On the Letters of the Homeland 2:29
7. A Beautiful Girl 3:25
8. Mother, What's with the Wind 3:54
9. My Homeland, Birthplace of Free People 5:17
10. Salute to Gaza 6:02

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