GILAD ATZMON in speach, music (internationally acclaimed jazz composer-saxophonist), & conversation.
THIS IS THE EX-ZIONIST AND FORMER ISRAELI WHO *QUIT* ISRAEL THAT YOU'VE *GOT* TO HEAR!!
Atzmon is a prolific musician, composer, author and activist.
Gilad Atzmon was born in Israeli occupied Palestine in 1963 and had his musical training at the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem (Composition and Jazz). As a multi-instrumentalist he plays Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxes, Clarinet and Flutes. His album Exile was the BBC jazz album of the year in 2003.
Atzmon writes on political matters, social issues, Jewish identity and culture. His papers are published on very many press outlets around the world. His new book, "The Wandering Who? A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics", has gained praise and controversy as he stands against injustice in occupied Palestine. His talk in Chicago will explore his journey from Zionism towards ethics via music and American Jazz in particular as well as important issues about Jewish identity at this moment in history.
"THE WANDERING WHO? A STUDY OF JEWISH IDENTITY POLITICS"
"A transformative story told with unflinching integrity that all (especially Jews) who care about real peace, as well as their own identity, should not only read, but reflect upon and discuss widely." -- Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights
...and the novels...
"A GUIDE TO THE PERPLEXED"
"MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE"
Gilad's books also published in Spanish and French!
A clip of his music, and other information is available at: http://www.gilad.co.uk/
$10-$20 suggested donation -- A benefit for the Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund
*No one turned away for lack of funds*
Also see Gilad Atzmon, YouTube.com video samples