Carlos Santana and Joss Stone brought messages of peace to Israel
By: Nick Lieber – Editorial Associate and Analyst, Creative Community For Peace
Music will not solve all of the world’s problems. A song can’t end poverty. An album won’t cure disease. And a concert won’t bring about that long-awaited and crucially important peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
But it can help. A song can raise awareness. An album can raise funds. And a concert can bring Jews and Arabs together, providing an opportunity for people from different walks of life to interact, to see beyond their differences and learn what unites them.
It can also provide a platform for musicians to raise their voices loudly and forcefully for peace, as Carlos Santana and Joss Stone did a couple weeks ago. At Creative Community For Peace (CCFP), we commend them for doing so, and we are hopeful that their actions and words will serve as a shining example for the many musicians who continue to perform in Israel.
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