Daily Archives: April 18, 2010

May Day 2010

Phil Monsour Concert for Union Aid Abroad in Lebanon and Palestine

Phil Monsour News and Information
Phil Monsour News and Information

My trip to the Middle East with APHEDA was a challenging and interesting experience. I had a glimpse of the world that has inspired many of my songs in recent times. Thanks to everyone who generously supported my participation.

On this journey I met personally, many people in the humanitarian disasters that are the refugee camps of Lebanon. We visited the Pre School and Healthcare Centre that APHEDA supports in the Burj al Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut and I had the opportunity to sing the song we will go home at a concert there.

In Palestine we met with many ordinary people struggling with the harsh realities of the occupation and visited some of the projects we have supported with the fundraising concerts of the last few years. Unfortunately I did not make it into Gaza. Three of us on the delegation with Lebanese and Palestinian backgrounds were turned back at the Erez crossing.

I have collected many images and lots of video and the experience has resulted in many new songs.

On May 29ththere will be a fundraising concert and dinner for AHPEDAprojects in Lebanon and Palestine and DVD Launch at Kurilpa Hall in West End 6.30pm. (See below for details). I will be doing a set before dinner at which I will recount the trip with new images and stories, and new songs. The band will perform a full set after dinner. We will also be launching the DVD of a live concert that was filmed at a concert at AHIMSA House, that also includes a 30min documentary about the songs and issues.

Please support this important event and send the invitation to anyone you think will be interested.

If you wish to help with the organising of the event or help on the night please get in touch. All help is appreciated.

Other news
The 15 song DVD Live at AHIMSA House is now available on the website shop. Check out the doco and a couple of the clips on youtube

Other gigs
May 3rd MAY DAY March at the exhibition grounds 12 30pm with popproperly
Please friend my facebook page for regular updates.

The $30 CD pack of Lies and silence and the Empires new clothes is now available on the website.

Hope to see you if you can make it to the fundraiser. Please forward this to anyone who would be interested.

Thanks Phil
http://www.philmonsour.com/
http://www.youtube.com/PhilMonsour
http://www.myspace.com/philmonsour
http://www.facebook.com/people/Phil-Monsour/674368570

APHEDA Projects
Pre School Burj el Barajneh

Health Service Burj el Barajneh

Food security project in Gaza

Rehabilitation Hospital in Gaza

Food security project in Talkarem

Phil Monsour Recordings


The Empires new clothes
13 song CD
Recorded with the full band

Lies and Silence
12 song CD
Solo acoustic recordings

Live at Ahimsa House
15 song and Documentary

Smart bombs
7 song CD
Recorded with a full band

phil monsour may 29th

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