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Voice of Palestine (April 18th, 2013)

Conversation with Palestinian Musician Simon Shaheen

This week we talk with renowned Palestinian musician Simon Shaheen. Simon, amazing on both violin and oud, will be performing his new composition The Call: Songs of Liberation in Vancouver on April 27th. In this candid conversation, Simon discusses his own history and journey as a musician, the influence of Arabic music and also explains the motivations behind his new music.
Our final piece of music is an Oud Solo by our guest Simon Shaheen, and we dedicate it to all those Palestinian artists who have kept the legacy and spirit of Palestinian culture alive.

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