Seventeen years ago, @DBarenboim and #EdwardSaid founded the #Divan as a workshop for #Israeli, #Palestinian, and other #Arab musicians. Meeting in #Weimar, #Germany, they materialized a hope to replace ignorance with #education, #knowledge, and #understanding; to #humanize the other; to imagine a better future. As individuals listened to each other during rehearsals and discussions, they traversed deep political and ideological divides. 
Pictured here, #Barenboim and #Said in conversation with cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the first workshop in Weimar, 1999
@YoYoMa.Official #DanielBarenboim #WestEasternDivanOrchestra #DivanOrchestra #EqualinMusic
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