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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sounds of Jerusalem's Old City

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Armenian, Arabic, early Christian, gospel and Jewish music resounds through the squares of Jerusalem's Old City.

A recent music festival, Sounds of the Old City, used the incomparable backdrop of Jerusalem's multicultural Old City to showcase an array of musical traditions from Jewish to Armenian, gospel to Arabic.

"Jerusalem is the melting pot for all people, and you find every nation, every religion here," says one musician on this video shot during the festival.

Sounds of music emanated around every corner as dozens of performances were offered free to the public.

As one flutist puts it: "Everyone is equal here. We are playing the same tune, the same music. There is a unity of sorts."

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