Friday, December 20, 2019

Israel orchestra is acclaimed in Morocco

And now, a cheerful story from Morocco: The Andalusian Orchestra of Ashdod, Israel performed to public acclaim this month at a music festival in Casablanca, defying calls for a boycott, according to this article from United with Israel.


 

 Defying calls from Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) activists to boycott the Israeli Andalusian Orchestra of Ashdod, the musicians arrived and delivered a stunning performance at the Andalussyat Festival of traditional Moroccan music in Casablanca.

 Much to the chagrin of Israel-haters, the orchestra was also warmly welcomed in the Moroccan city and praised for its performance.

 And it didn’t stop there: The orchestra’s director, Jacob Ben Simon, received an award for his ongoing efforts to bring his musicians to the festival.

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