Gilad Atzmon at Station Museum in Houston -Music, Israel/Palestine Discussion

Jun 3 2009 - 8:00pm
Jun 3 2009 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

Gilad Atzmon, ex-patriot of Israeli, musician, composer, producer, educator, and writer, will give a musical performance followed by a discussion of the Israel/Palestine situation, in Houston. If you are reading this on the PAA home page, click on the event title for details.

Gilad Atzman poster 2009 June 3 in Houston at Station Museum
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Bob C writes:
In my humble opinion, Gilad Atzmon is an exceptionally talented jazz musician and composer. I have a couple of his CDs and unlike much jazz, I find his inspired playing very accessible and easy listening.
As a young man he served in the Israeli army but has become a fierce opponent of Israel's 61 years of repressive policies toward Palestine and is an advocate of the right of return for all Palestinians.
After his jazz performance, he will lead a discussion on the Israel/Palestine Conflict. I am looking forward to both the music and the discussion.

Below are a couple of quotes from Atzmon's writing.

Atzmon's following definition of Palestinians can be found on the link and he writes:
Palestinians- "currently the longest lasting sufferers of racist colonial abuse and state terrorism. Palestinians are the only true indigenous inhabitants of Palestine. 4,300,000 Palestinian refugees are scattered in the Middle East. There are Palestinians who managed to hold onto their land yet are denied equal civil rights, others live under military occupation. The Palestinian cause is largely the ethically grounded demand of the Palestinian people to return to their own land. The land that belongs to them and to them alone. The Palestinian cause is the demand to dismantle the Jewish state and to form a State of its Citizens instead."

Atzmon states that he has dropped my "Jew" ( his Jewishness) a long time ago and says "I am doing fine." He makes the following serious charge against hate-filled Israelis: "One may have to admit that hating so much must be a very consuming project unless it gives pleasure. And indeed the Israelis 'pleasure principle' could be articulated as follows: It drives the Israeli to seek continuously pleasure in hate while inflicting pain on others."

Listen to his music on this link:

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Event Fee:
Suggested donation is $20, and seating is limited.