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Today: The Gaza piano

this morning (thursday 8th), 6.46-6.51am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 2.19pm friday on newshour on bbc world service radio)
today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

“A rare public performance has taken place in the Gaza strip. The is only one grand piano in Gaza, and it has been played in its first concert after it was completely restored. The work, first documented by the BBC three years ago, now completed, was led by a charity that supports musicians in areas of conflict.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• pianist sara akel, 17
lukas pairon, founder of the music fund
(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32042375 and https://www.facebook.com/events/570559980040688/)

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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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