The iconic musician discussed his new album, "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" -- recorded with Israeli, American and Palestinian musicians-- at Temple Emanu-el in Manhattan on Feb. 11. Please also see Sandee Brawarsky's Well Versed blog post on the event, and Robert Goldblum's Q&A with Broza.
Performance and discussion from Israeli singer-songwriter and activist David Broza, who shares what it was like to fulfill a dream when he created the project "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem". A Jewish Week event from Temple Emanu-El, with Jewish Week board member David Sable.
“[What’s So Funny ‘Bout] Peace Love & Understanding” David Broza asks, in his recording of Nick Lowe’s song on his new CD, “East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem.” That song, with the accompaniment of the Jerusalem Youth Chorus of the Jerusalem International YMCA – a group of Jewish and Arab teens -- is now being played regularly on Galei Zahal, Israel Army Radio.
David Broza is one of those fortunate artists who are never at a loss for a new project. When he was interviewed in this newspaper a year ago, he was talking about an album of musical settings of poetry by Pablo Neruda. That project, he said a few weeks ago, is still going on, but it got shoved to the back of the queue by another long-time dream turned into reality: a record and documentary film that put him in the studio with Israeli and Palestinian musicians for a program of songs about peace; the CD was recorded in east Jerusalem.
Peace seemed not only possible, but was palpable this week at the Metropolitan Room as Mira Awad sang her own compositions in Arabic, Hebrew and English. Her words are earthy, her voice transcendent and the yearning for something better remains in the air.
I’ve had some incredible Shabbat experiences in my lifetime thus far…but this past Friday and Saturday have won the prize for best ever. Biennial attendees woke up Friday morning, and most of us only thought about one word: “Obama.” Yes, friends, President Barack Obama was going to be paying us all a visit at the 71st URJ Biennial here in Washington, D.C.
Aaron Herman interviews David Broza and talks about his new album Night Dawn; The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt."For thirty years now, Israeli superstar David Broza has been considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter world.