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Michael Barenboim & West-Eastern Divan Ensemble


MICHAEL BARENBOIM & WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ENSEMBLE. ABOUT THE ARTISTS. In 1999, Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said founded the West-Eastern Divan as a workshop for Israeli, Palestinian and other Arab musicians. Within the workshop, individuals who had only interacted with each other through the prism of war found themselves living and working together as equals. As they listened to each other during rehearsals and discussions, they traversed deep political and ideological divides. Though this experiment in coexistence was intended as a one-time event, it quickly evolved into a legendary orchestra. Three years after it was established, the orchestra was given a home in Seville by the regional Spanish government of Andalusia. The areaís history as a center for sustained coexistence among Muslims, Christians and Jews in Europe continues in the West-Eastern Divanís rehearsals and discussions.

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