for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

tomorrow evening (wednesday 20th), 8.30-9.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (freeview channel 9) (repeated from 9.30pm on palm sunday, 29th march, on bbc news tv)
saving gaza’s grand piano (presented by bbc reporter tim whewell, who spent 10 days embedded with belgian charity “Music Fund” in gaza) (in the our world series)

Our World has exclusive footage of the restoration of Gaza’s only grand piano and its first celebratory playing by some of Gaza’s budding young musicians.”
“For years it has been hidden in the dusty corner of an abandoned theatre, a magnificent instrument allowed to moulder away in an Islamist-ruled territory where many consider music ‘haram’ – religiously prohibited. It miraculously survived the war between Israel and Hamas, when the theatre itself was half-destroyed around it.
Now, the only concert grand piano in Gaza has been rediscovered. Badly out of tune, it has been brought lovingly back to life by an expert flown in from Paris, to be the centrepiece of a project that’s bringing music back to the children of Gaza.
Our World was given exclusive access to film the restoration of the piano and its first celebratory playing by some of Gaza’s budding young musicians.”

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05px5h1)

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