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It's Only Rock 'n' Roll - Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Wailing WallGilad Atzmon Salem-News.com
So much for hoping one of our favorite California bands would not play the apartheid game.
(LONDON) - American legendary band Red Hot Chili Peppers has now reacted to the BDS call to cancel their scheduled concert in Tel Aviv.
As they landed this morning in the Holy Land, the band hurried straight to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem - the band will also, I’m sure, visit Yad Vashem and the Museum of Jewish Tolerance.
By now I’d expect that some within the BDS movement would have gathered the obvious: that ‘show-business’ like banking, media and so much other ‘business’ is controlled by tribal interests.
Show-biz, as the Red Hot Chili Peppers today proved, is just a continuation of Hasbara.
Understanding this might just help BDS enthusiasts around the world achieving a little more next time.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers at Chabad Centre in Jerusalem
Gilad Atzmon was born in Israel in 1963 and had his musical training at the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem (Composition and Jazz). As a multi-instrumentalist he plays Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxes, Clarinet and Flutes. His album Exile was the BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. He has been described by John Lewis on the Guardian as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz".
Gilad Atzmon's essays are widely published. His novels 'Guide to the perplexed' and 'My One And Only Love' have been translated into 24 languages.
As a member of the Blockheads, Gilad has also recorded and performed with Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O'Connor and Paul McCartney. Gilad has also recorded with Robert Wyatt, the Water Boys and many others. Learn more about Gilad by visiting his Website
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