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Music at the Checkpoint

When he was a boy Ramzi Aburedwan, a Palestinian, was the subject of an iconic photograph, shown throwing a rock at an Israeli tank. Aburedwan's teenage years were marked by violence in Ramallah, but when he was 17 a neighbor gave him a viola that changed his life. Performance Today talks with Aburedwan about how music shielded him from the violence in the Middle East, and about Al Kamandjati, the program he has started to teach music to kids as an alternative to violence.

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