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Playing across a Divide: Israeli-Palestinian Musical Encounters

Benjamin Brinner


In the last decade of the twentieth century and on into the twenty-first, Israelis and Palestinians saw the signing of the Oslo Peace Accords, the establishment of the Palestinian Authority, the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and the escalation of suicide bombings and retaliations in the region. During this tumultuous time, numerous collaborations between Israeli and Palestinian musicians coalesced into a significant musical scene. Following the bands Bustan Abraham and Alei Hazayit from their creation and throughout their careers, as well as the collaborative projects ... More

Keywords: Israeli–Palestinian music, Bustan Abraham, Alei Hazayit, Yair Dalal, Western music, Middle East, Central Asia, Afro-diasporic music, sound production, melody

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195395945
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395945.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Brinner, author
UC Berkeley