Unity of the Heart – Live on Concert at Pico Union Project

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An uplifting and inspiring musical response to current troubled times. The internationally renowned Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring Israeli-Moroccan singer Elinor Sitrish and special guest Craig Taubman

Traditional Middle Eastern music with Western genres such as Soul, Rock, Pop and Gospel, to present a musical metaphor of unity.

Oscar-wining film West Bank Story PBS documentaries, created Multimedia installations for Samsung, site-specific performances at the Getty Center, performed the gala concert for the Dalai Lama’s Seeds of Compassion conference.

The Pico Union Project presents Unity of the Heart, the Yuval Ron Ensemble's new concert program; a refreshing musical antidote to current troubled times. In a world full of bitter divisions, hate, violence, terrorism, extremism, civil wars and refugee crisis, Unity of the Heart unites East and West, Hebrew and Arabic, sacred and secular.

Led by award winning composer, producer, writer and peace activist Yuval Ron, the interfaith Yuval Ron Ensemble perform traditional Middle Eastern music with Western genres such as Soul, Rock, Pop and Gospel, to present a musical metaphor of unity. Craig Taubman will be performing with Yuval for their Hebrew-Arabic rendition of Leonard Cohen Hallelujah. A marriage of tradition and innovation, this exhilarating musical journey is full of joy, hope and deep spirituality, celebrating the underlying unity shared by all people, regardless of nationality, race, religion and culture. Hearing the ensemble's new interpretations, one may be inspired and moved to work towards a vision of peace on earth and unity among the people of the world.

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 leader, Yuval Ron is an Israeli composer and performer who has scored the Oscar-wining film West Bank Story PBS documentaries, created Multimedia installations for Samsung, site-specific performances at the Getty Center, performed the gala concert for the Dalai Lama’s Seeds of Compassion conference, among many other endeavors.

The Ensemble was invited by the King of Morocco to appear in the International Sacred Music Festival of Fez in 2009, they were also featured in the World Festival of Sacred Music in Los Angeles for four times, as well as the International Peace Festival in 2005 in Korea, to name but a few.

For more information about this release, or to arrange an interview with Yuval Ron, please contact: info(at)yuvalronmusic(dot)com or at http://www.yuvalronmusic.com
Tel: (818) 505-1355

For more information about Pico Union Project: 213-915-0084 or http://www.picounionproject.org/contact/

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