Daniel Barenboim visits Gaza

Daniel Barenboim with young musician

Daniel Barenboim with young musician

Daniel Barenboim, a world renowned conductor and pianist, arrived in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday – his first ever visit to the Strip.

Barenboim and his orchestra of European musicians travelled through the Rafah Crossing on the border with Egypt.

Young musicians from the Al-Qattan foundation entertained them with a musical performance of music by Fairuz and traditional Palestinian music.

Chris Gunness from UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, spoke to Daniel Barenboim as he arrived.

Duration: 3’18″

Daniel Barenboim’s visit has been welcomed by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has thanked him and the other musicians for their efforts.

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