A Concert for Peace through Climate Action with Yuval Ron Ensemble

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In observance of the UN International Day of Peace, the interfaith world renowned Yuval Ron Ensemble spreads the message of this year’s theme, Climate Action for Peace with mystical music from the middle east.

September 21, 2019 from 7-10pm

Doors 7:00 /// Opening talks 7:30 /// Concert 8:00

The musicians are:

Yuval Ron – oud

Najwa Gibran – voice

Norik Manukyan – clarinet, duduk, zurna, shvi

Jamie Papish – Persian daff, dumbek, riqq

Rosa Henderson – special guest vocalist 

Inspiring guest speakers – TBA


About Yuval Ron Ensemble

Formed in 1999, The Yuval Ron Ensemble endeavors to alleviate national, racial, religious and cultural divides by uniting the music and dance of the people of the Middle East into a unique mystical, spiritual and inspiring musical celebration. The ensemble includes Jewish, Christian and Muslim artists who have been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of various faiths and ethnic groups worldwide. Led by Award winning composer Yuval Ron (music for Oscar winning film “West Bank Story”) the Ensemble has enjoyed overwhelming community support, was chosen to be featured in PBS “Holiday Celebration” TV specials and was honored with the Los Angeles Treasures Award and the Lincoln/Standing Bear Gold Medal from the City of Lincoln, NE in appreciation of its efforts for peace and justice worldwide.

In response to UN sustainable development goal #13, Climate Action for Peace, all proceeds will be donated to the Kingston Land Trust and Seed Song Farm and Center, Kingston, NY

About KLT

The Kingston Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that protects environmentally and socially significant land for the common good. In addition to traditional land conservation, we make urban land available for uses that have a public or ecological benefit, and encourage participation and stewardship through innovative community engagement.

About Seed Song Farm

Seed Song Farm produces sustainably-grown vegetables, herbs, berries, flowers, and forest products, available through CSA shares (weekly pickup of fresh produce at the farm) and local farmers’ markets. The Farm’s commitment to health and sustainability goes far beyond the exclusion of harmful chemicals, as we will take the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York’s (NOFA-NY) Farmer’s Pledge. We use indigenous plants both for production, consumption, public activities, and habitat for beneficial plants and insects, including pollinators and natural insect predators.

About Seed Song Center

Seed Song Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides educational and cultural experiences of sustainable agriculture and agroecology. We offer all people access to quality food, shared meals, and farm-based arts and education experiences. By growing, sharing, and celebrating our food together, we evolve our local culture toward an equitable and sustainable land access and stewardship. Seed Song Center organizes youth summer programs as well as farm-based educational events, workshops and festivals.