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Gaza’s grand piano (television)

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) (more…)

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Gaza’s grand piano (television)

this saturday evening (28th march), 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130) (repeated 9.30pm on palm sunday, 29th march)
saving gaza’s grand piano (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.”

(more…)

PM: Gaza’s grand piano

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 25th), 5.53-5.58pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) concludes with
a report on gaza’s only grand piano

(Eddie Mair: 0:52:59) “When Gaza makes the news, it’s usually with reports of how tens of thousand of people are still homeless after last year’s war with Israel, or how nearly half the population is unemployed, or that most of the water is undrinkable …”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tim whewell (who spent 10 days embedded with belgian charity “Music Fund” in gaza)
daniel barenboim, whose foundation is sponsoring the restoration
• belgian piano restorer claire bertrand
• rapper ayman mghames, of Palestinian Rappers (more…)

Gaza’s grand piano

tomorrow morning (thursday 26th), 11.00-11.30am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 8.30pm, monday 30th) (also repeated, on bbc world service radio, in the <b>assignment</b> series, 8.00pm tomorrow evening, and on palm sunday, 29th march, 9.05am)
saving gaza’s grand piano (in the crossing continents series)

“It has been hidden away in a dusty corner of an abandoned theatre, unplayed and almost forgotten – a magnificent instrument allowed to moulder away in a territory whose Islamist rulers banned public performances of music.
But now Gaza’s only grand piano is getting a new lease of life. A small Brussels-based charity* is restoring it to its former glory and at the same time is working to bring music back into schools.
With Hamas control steadily weakening the charity has begun a unique project to train teachers in Gaza to re-introduce music into the curriculum – not through music classes but through subjects such as mathematics and geography. It is helping disturbed children in this war torn territory to concentrate – and it is exciting teachers.
Tim Whewell gets exclusive access to the story of Gaza and its grand piano.”

(* apparently https://www.facebook.com/MusicFund
see also http://www.vlaanderen.be/int/londen/en/event/charity-concert-10-years-mu…)

(for photos of this yamaha C7 concert piano, see https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.809907022356343.1073741853.112…)
(see also article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32042375) (more…)

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