|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.
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
May 3rd MAY DAY March at the exhibition grounds 12 30pm with popproperly
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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.
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
7 song CD
Recorded with a full band