By Sandy Tolan
It's an not going tale. Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a baby from a Palestinian refugee camp, confronts an occupying military, will get an schooling, masters an device, desires of anything a lot larger than himself, after which, via his air of mystery and patience, conjures up others to paintings with him to make that dream actual. The dream: a faculty to remodel the lives of hundreds of thousands of children--as Ramzi's lifestyles was once transformed--through song. Musicians from around the globe got here to aid. A violist left the London Symphony Orchestra, partially to paintings with Ramzi at his new college. Daniel Barenboim, the eminent Israeli conductor, invited Ramzi to affix his West japanese Divan Orchestra, which he based with the past due Palestinian highbrow, Edward acknowledged. on the grounds that then the 2 have performed jointly frequently.
Children of the Stone chronicles Ramzi's journey--from stone thrower to tune scholar to college founder--and exhibits how via his love of tune he created whatever lasting and lovely in a land torn through violence and battle. this can be a tale concerning the strength of track, but in addition approximately freedom and clash, selection and imaginative and prescient. It's a vibrant portrait of existence amid checkpoints and army career, a growing to be stream of nonviolent resistance, the customers of musical collaboration around the Israeli-Palestinian divide, and the possibility of track to aid teenagers in every single place see new chances for his or her lives.
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