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Paul Winter will premiere his new work "Flyways” in the Dead Sea, Israel
(Published: April 30, 2007)

Paul Winter, the famous composer and saxophonist and one of the earliest exponents of world Jazz music, will premiere his new work "Flyways" on May 17, at the Dead Sea Nahal Zohar, Dead Sea, Israel.

The premiere, in the presence of the deputy prime minister of Israel Shimon Peres, will include The Dimitry Pokrovsky Ensemble from Russia, the Efroni and Sawa choirs from Israel and dozen of musicians from Africa, Europe and Asia.

Flyways is a musical celebration of the migration of half a billion birds along the Great Rift Valley from Eurasia through the Middle East to South Africa and back. Flyways will chronicle this extraordinary journey, using music of the cultures of the 22 countries over which the birds fly, interwoven with the actual voices of migrating birds, including cranes, eagles, bee-eaters, thrush nightingales, and many others.

"Migrating birds know no boundaries" is the theme for the project, which involves musical collaborations across cultures, concerts, and an educational program to raise awareness, awaken awe and wonder, promote peace, and assist the work of a range of local conservation and cultural organizations throughout the region. The Flyways project also supports efforts to designate the Great Rift Valley as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, bringing together in common cause the 22 states of the Great Rift Valley.

Winter, the winner of five Grammy awards, has been motivated for the past thirty years by the vision of a musical-ecological community, and has followed a steady course towards his unique 'Earth Music', a vital celebration of the creatures and cultures of the whole earth. Music for the Earth was founded in 1976 by Winter as a way of using the power of music to achieve conservation, social justice and other ends.

More Information: http://www.paulwinter.com/

Submitted By: jazzears

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