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Wednesday, March 3, 2010


My dear old friend Paul Moore started Ukuleles for Peace -- a program that brings together Israeli and Arab children to make music together. An Italian film maker made a documentary about the program. It was sponsored by Aquila Strings, maker of the planet's finest ukulele strings (FULL DISCLOSURE: Aquila was a sponsor of New York Uke Fest when I founded it in 2006. The company also sponsors my band the NY Ukulele Ensemble -- meaning we get free strings.)

Anyway, these two YouTube videos present the project. Not certain if this is the entire documentary or just a taste. Either way, it's excellent.

The Ukuleles for Peace orchestra was invited to perform at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver but couldn't find the necessary funding to get there. However, there is the future. If you have a PayPal account, there's a link for you to donate $5 or $10 or $20. Click HERE to see see the website.

Please help Paul keep Ukuleles for Peace going. Peace through music is a great idea. Check out the vids below:



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