As many of you know, I traveled to Jerusalem earlier this year to work with Israeli singer/songwriter/peace activist David Broza and American folk/rock music legend Steve Earle on a very unique album. We recorded the album in a Palestinian-owned recording studio in East Jerusalem, and worked with a backing band comprised of both Israeli and Palestinian musicians. Making the album in that location with that cast was a brave artistic statement by David Broza, intending to show that people can make peace with each other, even when governments seem to find it impossible.
The resulting album is entitled "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem," and its first video, a cover of Nick Lowe's "What's So Funny About Peace Love & Understanding," just premiered on USA Today's website. You can see the video by clicking here. Feel free to share it with your friends.
The album will be released on January 14th on S-Curve Records and will be accompanied by live concerts in several major US cities. (The album will be available for pre-sale on iTunes and Amazon on Monday, November 25th) A documentary film on the making of the album will be released in early 2014. Learn more about the project at USA Today.
Steve Greenberg, former Tel Yehudah camper, madrich and merakez and current member of the Board of Directors of Young Judaea Global, is a record producer and the CEO of S-Curve Records.