After learning more about how Israeli and Palestinian youth musicians are using the powerful medium of music to express the change they hope to see in their communities, and watching the United States Institute of Peace segment on grammy winning musician and peacebuilder Juanes, we asked ourselves: what is our Hope List? What do we hope for ourselves, our families, our communities, our world?

Our Hope Lists were shared via a sensitivity line. These Hope Lists will serve as the foundation of the last song(s) of the semester.

Great work to both One Band, One Sound and The Music Oath!! Let’s keep it up through the end of the semester!!

One Band, One Sound

The Music Oath

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  1. […] In both of the music classes I teach on Tuesdays and Thursdays at KIPP Star Middle School in Harlem, I used both the GPC’s Juanes video segment and the Bukra fi Mishmish music video, written and performed by Israeli and Palestinian youth members of Heartbeat, as examples of how music is powerful. From there, we asked ourselves: what is our Hope List? What do we hope for ourselves, our families, our communities, our world? Our Hope Lists, which will ultimately serve as the foundation of the last song(s) of the semester, were shared via an exercise called a Sensitivity Line (to view, please visit the KIPP Star Musical Collective blog). […]

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