Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Israeli Star Wows United Nations

Hosting Rita at UN, Israel Sends Message to Iran -Michael Wilner

Israeli-Iranian singer Rita Yahan-Farouz performed in the UN General Assembly Hall, joining Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in their calls for closer cultural ties between the Jewish state and the Islamic Republic.

Rita sang in Persian, Hebrew and English to the packed hall during an event that sent a very intentional message from Israel to Iran that it's strategic enemy is a nation rich in culture and in search of peace, Prosor said.

"It's saying, through music, that we have nothing against your people," Prosor said. "And while you play the drums of war, we're playing songs of love and peace."
(Jerusalem Post)

Rita Rocks the UN with "Tunes for Peace" Concert

Rita and her nine-piece band performed in Hebrew, English and Persian before a full house that included President of the UN General Assembly Vuk Jeremic, ambassadors, diplomats, and leaders of the US Jewish and Iranian communities.
(Times of Israel)

Bruce's Notes:
The concert, which can be viewed above or at the following link, begins at 17 minutes & 20 seconds:

A CD of this amazing music can be purchased at this link:

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