MUSIC ON THE WIND TOUR LAUNCH – JUNE 2018 

by Jon Simmons
Published March 22, 2018

i61COLLECTIVE LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR CONCERTS IN ISRAEL & BETHLEHEM

On the 6th of June 2018, 7 UK musicians will fly out to Israel to begin a music tour of Israel and The West Bank. The group will be performing small concerts in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Galilee and Bethlehem.

The vision of the tour, called “Music on The Wind“, is to use music to invest in both the lives of Israelis and Palestinians and is the effort of the Directors of the i61Collective, Deborah Paul and Christy Anastas.

Christy and Deborah’s short film, Love Has No Borders won Gold in the Religious Freedom and Business film category, which was screened at the UN in Geneva and at the Religious Freedom and Business Symposium and Peace Summit in Seoul, South Korea in March.

The tour will be promoted to diverse communities from across Israel and Bethlehem.

As directors of the I61Collective, Deborah and Christy will be taking seven talented artists from different musical backgrounds, a filming crew including a sound engineer, a tour host and a concert planner are making up the core team.

 There are looking for donation partners to support the concerts, and are crowdinvesting via Music On The Wind JustGiving Page 

“We believe that music has the ability to cross borders and penetrate walls. In essence like a bird, it flies on the wind. Our desire is simple, to use music to invest into the lives of people from all backgrounds, race and religions”

Deborah Paul

Director, I61Collective

Positive steps and goodwill actions that each of us take, are the pillars for bringing change and building bridges. We are taking an unbiased non-political approach to bringing two communities together through music. 

Christy Anastas

Director , I61Collective

“It is not “forgive and forget” as if nothing wrong had ever happened, but “forgive and go forward,” building on the mistakes of the past and the energy generated by reconciliation to create a new future” Alon Paton

ON THE GROUND

  • Tel Aviv beach – 7th of June after 6pm.
  • Sea of Galilee Boat – 9th of June after 3pm.
  • Masada Bedouin tent – 10th of June after 7pm.
  • Jerusalem Old City – 11th of June starts at sunset.
  • Jerusalem Garden Tomb – 13th of June 2pm.
  • Bethlehem – 15th of June 6pm.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

 

  • Full fundraising details available on the Music On The Wind Gofundme page
  • Full Music on The Wind information on I61Collective.com
  • Share the tour details with friends in the West, Israel and Palestine with the hashtag #musiconthewind

Article By

Jon Simmons
Trade and investment into Israel and Palestine enthusiast. Trade over aid. Founder of israelinvestment.org and writer of the Partnering for Palestinian Prosperity series. Twitter @jonsimmonssw6 Apply to Join the Open Middle East LinkedIn Community https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8582536/

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