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Gilad Atzmon: a Rare Appearance in PortlandTim King Salem-News.com
For people interested in Palestinian Liberation, and amazing jazz...
(PORTLAND, OR) - Renowned jazz saxophonist Gilad Atzmon will perform in Portland, Oregon, Saturday, 22 February 2014 at the Thorne Lounge, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Prior to the music, is a chance to hear Gilad discuss his political and cultural viewpoints about Israel and Palestine. An Israeli by birth, Gilad long ago became a voice of reason for those who resist the occupation.
His book, The Wandering Who? (I notice that Amazon conveniently leaves the question mark off.) riles people like Prof. Alan Dershowitz, who defiantly defend Israeli apartheid politics, labeling men like Atzmon and others of Jewish descent as "Self-hating Jews." Of course Gilad and others gave up the fight on that one, some have chosen to embrace the title when in fact, it is anything but true. I know few people on the face of this earth who have accomplished more than Gilad.
Ramzy Baroud, Palestine Chronicle
His musical talent is beyond incredible, it is a beautifully balanced ensemble of sound, the notes from Gilad's sax musically assault the part of your soul that has not embraced the basic principles of human rights. Gilad has worked with Salem-News.com's Agron Belica in Boston on different musical cuts, Gilad contributed to our Newsic Revolution album. (Newsic Revolution - a Newsical Odyssey)
I first wrote about this incredible writer/author/musician who was part of "Ian Dury and the Blockheads" (Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll) more than three years ago. We have exchanged writings in the time period following and Salem-News.com has published well over a hundred of Gilad's articles.
He confronts readers and critics with hard questions and truths about religious identity politics. In a world where all people want dignity and fairness, Gilad calls people out for placing their religion and culture before the humanity of others. Are you a Jew first? Or are you a human being who is Jewish? Replace that religion with any other, it makes no difference. Gilad questions the ethics and beliefs of his native country first, as we all should.
Professor Francis A. Boyle
Israel, supported by the U.S. taxpayer at the rate of at least $4 million dollars a day, obliterates Palestinians with impunity on a constant, ongoing basis. It isn't just Gaza, a strip of landed bordered by Israel and Egypt and hostile Israeli navy boats at sea; where human beings are routinely attacked and murdered, mostly without the world knowing. Attacks against Palestinians in West Bank take place constantly also, with Palestinians and international activists holding the line in protests over Israel's illegal seizure of land which happens on a daily basis. Most Americans don't know, except for the intelligent readers who visit sites like Salem-News.com and a handful of others in the U.S and Great Britain.
There is so much more to say about Gilad Atzmon and this rare, awesome opportunity for people in Oregon and SW Washington. Please donate when you are there, it isn't easy to trek the globe for the sake of saving humanity.
Below are links to a few of my articles about Gilad, below that are the times and date of his appearance, see you there!
Feb-23-2011: MyCatbirdSeat.com - Under the Spell of Israel
Check out these web sites.
Saturday Feb. 22nd 2014
6pm-8:30 Moderated Round Table Discussion with local Palestinians and Portlanders
Lucky Lab 915 SE Hawthorne
Hear Atzmon Play!
4260 SE Hawthorne
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