Berkeley, California (PressExposure) February 06, 2013 -- This unique event, opened by the UC Berkeley Jazz Ensemble and Universal Love and Peace Band will feature My Favorite Enemy, an unlikely collaboration between top selling and influential Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian, Norwegian and American songwriters and recording artists. These amazing artists have recently performed for world leaders at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC.
My Favorite Enemy began collaborating in 2009 as part of a broader endeavor called Middle East Program, MEP. MEP was founded in 2002 with the mission to build meaningful, long-term relationships between leaders from all sectors of society. My Favorite Enemy bridges the traditional musical influences of the Middle East with contemporary pop and rock songwriting and production to create something truly unique and inspiring. With lyrics in Arabic, Hebrew and English, the group offers tangible proof that music truly is the world's universal language.
DATE: Sunday, February 10, 2013
LOCATION: UC Berkeley, Wheeler Auditorium
The Olive Tree Initiative is an educational program designed to promote conflict analysis and resolution through Experiential Education by providing students and community with the education, training and experiences needed to better negotiate and solve conflicts. Since 2007, OTI has expanded to six UC campuses (UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego) with strong community support groups. OTI has chapters at Stanford, San Diego State University and emerging chapters at universities in Washington, DC and London.
OTI has led eight trips to the Middle East, primarily in Israel, the West Bank and Jordan and one trip to Turkey and Armenia.
OTI alumni have written for the Huffington Post, Al Jazeera and Foreign Policy. Over 60% of OTI alumni work professionally in international affairs and in conflict resolution after going through the OTI program.
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For more information on the Olive Tree Initiative, visit http://www.olivetreeinitiative.org.
To buy tickets for the event, visit http://mfe-voicesforchange-berkeley.eventbrite.com/.
For more information on My Favorite Enemy, visit http://www.iyouwe.org/themusic/.