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West Bank Story: The Role of Humor and Art in Peace-Making

A special screening of Oscar-winning film ‘West Bank Story’ with Yuval Ron, followed by Q&A with the composer and a live performance of themes from the film with Maya Haddi - vocals, Jamie Papish - percussion, Yuval Ron - Oud.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Schoenberg Music Building
Choral Room (SMB 1325)
UCLA Campus

Yuval Ron is a world-renowned musician, composer, and producer for film, television, dance and theater. Among his many honors, he was invited to perform for the Dalai Lama and the Sufi leader Pir Zia Iniyat Khan. In 2006, he won an Oscar for West Bank Story, and received the Los Angeles Treasures Award in 2004. He is the recipient of prestigious grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Composers Forum, California Council for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation. His musical ensemble has been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths and has been featured on CNN, National Geographic, and in the international press and media. He is also a noted lecturer and has been invited to speak at numerous schools including: Yale, John Hopkins University, UCLA, Middlebury College, Brandeis University, MIT, Berklee College of Music, Pittsburgh University, Texas University in Austin, UCSD, Jerusalem Film School (Israel), and many others.

Cost : Free and open to the public

Miriam MarkusZacuto

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA Mickey Katz Chair in Jewish Music

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