Project Description

Use music to inspire young people in Israel and Palestine to join together, celebrate their differences in harmony, and develop a common language that transcends politics, religion, and cultural identities.

Arnon

Arnon, Israel
Arnon, Israel

CHALLENGE:
Hostility, misunderstanding and distance between Israelis and Palestinians continues to grow.

SOLUTION:
Use music to inspire young people in Israel and Palestine to join together, celebrate their differences in harmony, and develop a common language that transcends politics, religion, and cultural identities.

“Reconciliation comes from meeting, from being in the same space together. Racism and violence can be cancelled out by working together. Can you hate someone who sings with you? What kind of friendships can be created from playing music together?”

About Arnon
Arnon is a Jaffa-based singer-songwriter and producer. Under his artist name Sun Tailor, Arnon has performed around the world over the last seven years, including Israel, Russia, Japan, India, and most recently Germany. His current project is an immersive music workshop geared toward young people living in Israel and Palestine. Arnon believes that the greatest challenge to resolving the conflict is a lack of communication, and that music — the universal language — can be a powerful tool to unite, create a safe environment for respectful dialogue, and ultimately serve as a vehicle for social change. His workshop will teach how music can be an effective language to communicate conflict and express ourselves to others.

Arnon received his HND with Distinction in Music Performance and Production at the London Center of Contemporary Music.



SE Forum is partnering with Seeds of Peace on the 2018 GATHER Fellowship. GATHER is the social innovation arm of Seeds of Peace, investing in alumni and other changemakers who have the greatest potential to effect social, political, and economic change.

Seeds of Peace inspires and cultivates new generations of leaders in communities divided by conflict. Its network now includes nearly 6,700 alumni throughout the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, and the US who are uniquely positioned to lead change. The nonprofit was founded in 1993 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Learn more about the Seeds of Peace journey and its impact here.

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