Women Of The World Unite – Prayer Of The Mothers Ensemble feat. Yael Deckelbaum
Sun · November 5, 2017
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
$20.00 - $25.00
Yael Deckelbaum is an award-winning Israeli/Canadian singer-songwriter and activist.
She created the song “Prayer of the Mothers” to support the march of hope, lead by the movement of “Women Wage Peace,” in which thousands of Israeli and Palestinian women marched together in a joint prayer for peace. The song became the anthem of the march and continues to resonate to millions of people around the world.
The Prayer of the Mothers Ensemble is a new boundary-breaking, all-women ensemble, uniting on one stage 14 secular, religious, Arabic, Christian and Jewish women, announcing together through a celebration of womanhood, the message of a new world. A world where we learn to see the beauty of our diversity, unite above religions and nationalities and restore the forgotten values of humanity, authenticity, kindness, mutual responsibility and hope.https://hawksandreed.ticketfly.com/event/1547252/
The song "Prayer of the Mothers", was born as a result of an alliance made between singer-songwriter Yael Deckelbaum, and a group of courageous women, leading the movement of “Women Wage Peace”.
The movement arose on summer 2014 during the escalation of violence between Israel and the Palestinians, and the military operation “Tzuk Eitan”.
On October 4, 2016, Jewish and Arab women began with the joint "March of Hope" project. Thousands of women marched from the north of Israel to Jerusalem in a call for peace. A call that reached it’s peak on October 19th, in a march of at least 4,000 women half of them Palestinian, and Half Israeli, in Qasr el Yahud (on the northern Dead Sea), in a joint prayer for peace.
The very same evening 15,000 women protested in front of the priministors house in Jerusalem.
The marches were joined by the Nobel Prize for Peace winner Leymah Gbowee, who lead to the end of the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003, by the joint force of women.
In the song, Yael Deckelbaum combined a recording of Leymah, sampled from a youtube video in which she had sent her blessings to the movement.
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