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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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