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The Resource Children of the stone : the power of music in a hard land, Sandy Tolan

Children of the stone : the power of music in a hard land, Sandy Tolan

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Children of the stone : the power of music in a hard land
Title
Children of the stone
Title remainder
the power of music in a hard land
Statement of responsibility
Sandy Tolan
Title variation
Healing power of music in a hard land
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
It is an unlikely story. Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a child from a Palestinian refugee camp, confronts an occupying army, gets an education, masters an instrument, dreams of something much bigger than himself, and then, through his charisma and persistence, inspires scores of others to work with him to make that dream real. The dream: a school to transform the lives of thousands of children--as Ramzi's life was transformed--through music. Musicians from all over the world came to help. A violist left the London Symphony Orchestra, in part to work with Ramzi at his new school, Al Kamandjati. An aspiring British opera singer moved to the West Bank to teach voice lessons. Daniel Barenboim, the eminent Israeli conductor, invited Ramzi to join his West Eastern Divan Orchestra, which he founded with the late Palestinian intellectual, Edward Said. Since then the two have played together frequently. "Ramzi has transformed not only his life, his destiny, but that of many other people," Barenboim said. "This is an extraordinary collection of children from all over Palestine that have all been inspired and opened to the beauty of life." Children of the Stone chronicles Ramzi's journey--from stone thrower to music student to school founder--and shows how through his love of music he created something lasting and beautiful in a land torn by violence and war. This is a story about the power of music, first, but also about freedom and conflict, determination and vision. It's a vivid portrait of life amid checkpoints and military occupation, a growing movement of nonviolent resistance, the prospects of musical collaboration across the Israeli-Palestinian divide, and the potential of music to help children everywhere see new possibilities for their lives [Publisher description]
Summary
Children of the Stone is the unlikely story of Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a kid from a Palestinian refugee camp who confronts an occupying army, gets an education, masters an instrument, dreams of something much bigger than himself, and then, through his charisma and persistence, inspires scores of others to work with him to make that dream real. That dream: a music school in the midst of a refugee camp, a school to transform the lives of thousands of children-as Ramzi's life was transformed-through music
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  • Library Journal Best Books, 2015.
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10411492
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DLC
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Tolan, Sandy
Dewey number
780.95695/309051
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML418.A287
LC item number
T65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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True
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  • Aburedwan, Ramzi
  • Aburedwan, Ramzi
  • Violinists
  • Music
  • Music
  • Refugees, Palestinian Arab
  • Music
  • Music
  • Violinists
  • West Bank
Target audience
adult
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the power of music in a hard land
Label
Children of the stone : the power of music in a hard land, Sandy Tolan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-438), filmography (page 433) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prelude. Over the wall, to play Beethoven -- First movement : stone. Pushcart ; Grandfather ; Uprising ; Father ; Accord ; Viola ; Harmony ; Mozart ; Symbol -- Second movement : instrument. Conservatoire ; Adaptation ; Brother ; Troubadours ; Edward ; Jenin ; Oday ; Celine -- Third movement. Beethoven ; Al Kamandjati ; Andalucía ; Palaces ; Luthier ; Fire ; Birth ; Sebastia -- Fourth movement : resistance. Fractures ; Unity ; Rise, child ; Ode to joy ; A musical intifada -- Postlude. Over the wall, to play Beethoven
Control code
ocn889577398
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxvi, 453 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632863416
Lccn
2014032528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)889577398
Label
Children of the stone : the power of music in a hard land, Sandy Tolan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-438), filmography (page 433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude. Over the wall, to play Beethoven -- First movement : stone. Pushcart ; Grandfather ; Uprising ; Father ; Accord ; Viola ; Harmony ; Mozart ; Symbol -- Second movement : instrument. Conservatoire ; Adaptation ; Brother ; Troubadours ; Edward ; Jenin ; Oday ; Celine -- Third movement. Beethoven ; Al Kamandjati ; Andalucía ; Palaces ; Luthier ; Fire ; Birth ; Sebastia -- Fourth movement : resistance. Fractures ; Unity ; Rise, child ; Ode to joy ; A musical intifada -- Postlude. Over the wall, to play Beethoven
Control code
ocn889577398
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxvi, 453 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632863416
Lccn
2014032528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)889577398

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