Classical Music in the West Bank

You know those movies, books, and news stories about how classical music turned the life of some hard-knock kids around, and now they’re prodigies on the cello, and leaving the ghetto behind? I love that stuff. Lucky for me, so does the New York Times. flute.jpgCheck out their short video about how classical music is providing a much needed avenue for hope and expression for Palestinian youths in the West Bank. Cool.

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