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Wake Up Palestine – Rocking in Palestine

A Journey Through Palestine's Music and Art Scene

The Silver Stones

Jerusalem24 – Wake Up Palestine – It was in Jerusalem, during the 1980’s. Despite the political turmoil of that decade, the city of Jerusalem jammed with Rock and Roll in the old city. In this episode of Wake Up Palestine, Mohammad Hamayel speaks with Frederic Hazo the lead guitarist of the Silver Stones; a rock and roll band he established in the 1970s. He also performs with Suwan band.

Suwan performing during the Christmas tree lighting in Ramallah, 2018 (Source: Frederic Hazo)

 

Together, they talk about the journey of Rock and Roll, the music and art scene as it evolved throughout the decades. Showing a different side of the Palestinians that mainstream media often misses.

Suwan performing during the Christmas tree lighting in Ramallah, 2018 (Source: Frederic Hazo)

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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