Music For Peace-Building
Listen for Life creates year-long programs carried out in interested communities worldwide, where LFL works to bring together all demographics, neighborhoods, age groups, (thought leaders and disenfranchised alike),with the common goal of planning cross-cultural music celebrations that culminate in annual peace-building events with significant and long lasting impact in the community. LFL leaders also speak at conferences, the UN, peace organizations and NGOs about the use of cross-cultural music to address conflict resolution, violence prevention and humanitarian issues worldwide.
LFL creates concert programs for arts/lecture series and music festivals that bring together the master musicians of warring countries – e.g., one of our popular programs puts the master musicians of Israel, Syria, Palestine and other Middle Eastern countries together on stage in a musical statement for peace. Before and after these concerts, the musicians go together to schools, university lecture series, and community centers, to speak and give workshops.
Listen for Life also creates retreats for Musicians from warring countries and or factions to come together around the common denominator of music so that they can learn to be leaders in their communities encouraging positive interactions.
LFL - a sound investment
None of our projects can take place or impact/unite the diverse global community through music, without the participation and support of individual and corporate donors, sponsors, marketing/advertising partners, grants, development partners, and affiliates. On the final page of this LFL site, we list several current projects and programs that we have the opportunity to fulfill when – and only when – we gather the necessary resources. We invite all music listeners to join us in “changing the channel” - to empower the music and musicians of the future to be an even greater source of unity, peace, nourishment, inspiration and cross-cultural communication.
Two of our LFL artists, Naser Musa (Palestine) and Yair Dalal (Israel) talking on stage about how they became friends and started performing together on stage for peace.