The Ukuleles for Peace group, a coexistence project between Israeli Jews and Arabs, will be performing one show in Rhode Island on July 12th as they tour New England and then fly out to Hawaii!
This musical group was founded eleven years ago by Paul Moore while living in Israel. I heard about this project via David Wasser (local Rhode Island dad)—longtime friend of Paul, webmaster, and a principle supporter of Ukuleles for Peace.
The core of the project is the Ukuleles for Peace orchestra, a group of about 15 kids ages 13 and up, that performs in Israel along with some gigs in Europe as well. Starting with ukulele lessons in the schools, the kids grow up working on music together, traveling together, attending family picnics and celebrating one another’s holidays and special events. So it really brings the larger communities into contact with each other, as well.
What a treat, for the UFP kids and our community to experience this exciting blend of musical collaboration!
Details about the event:
July 12 from 7 – 8:30pm
Location: Torat Yisrael – 1251 Middle Road, East Greenwich, RI
Cost: $5 /person suggested donation
Event website: www.toratyisrael.org/ukes-for-peace.html
For more information about Ukuleles for Peace: www.ukulelesforpeace.com