Make Music, Not War

Make Music, Not War

In a world torn apart by violence, distrust, and prejudice, music is indeed the food of love. An American music teacher took 20 Pakistani students on a concert trip from Karachi to Mumbai. Was it possible? “Indians hate us. Indians are trying to steal Kashmir. Indians want to overthrow the government of Pakistan.” Then getting visas for 20 kids and struggling through immigration…but the idea that 5 schools from 5 countries could come together for music seemed like nirvana.
And after all, it worked: There was beauty and magic in the concert hall. The countries might hate each other, Taliban and Islamic State kill people, earthquakes, floods, and ridiculous politics create hardships--yet at that moment, music erased grief. Artistes can’t worry about politics. But politicians are failing at solving these problems, and are letting down the people who bring joy to a region badly in need of something to celebrate. Read more »

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How Yoga Intrigued America in the 1920s

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