The only time we tend to hear anything about Palestine usually has to do with some kind of conflict with Israel or another Middle East crisis. But real life also goes on as regular people strive to have things other countries have. Like music festivals.
The First Palestine Music Expo will be held from April 5-7 2017 in Ramallah, Jerusalem and Haifa. We hope to shine the spotlight on the budding Palestinian Music Scene and share the beauty of our culture. It will showcase both established and upcoming Palestinian artists to local audiences and key members of the international music industry. These will include record companies, booking agencies, music supervisors, festivals promoters and Media. The Expo will bring artists and professionals together, in an effort to build mutually beneficial relationships and develop valuable networking opportunities in Palestine. It will include various music genres and showcase performances over two days with a third day put aside for a little fun exploring. The public and our guests are invited to attend these shows in different Palestinian cities and interact with our artists to gain a greater understanding of our music scene and how we create music in Palestine.
All donations raised will be used to pay for cover travel and accommodation expenses for our delegates as well as production costs associated with running and events and panels.
We will also set up a $10,000 fund to assist Palestinian musicians with international touring.
More details at their GoFundMe page.