Monday, September 19, 2011


Danny: Amman Jordan

This morning we were wisked off to the UNRWA school in Wehdat, a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman Jordan. While we were driving through the settlement, we saw stalls and open air shops full of live chickens, housewares and even Sponge Bob posters. He seems to be an international star.

As soon as we pulled up to the school, we were greeted by smiling faces, which of course, made us smile too :)

It was rare to have the boys and the girls, interact in the same room. They were dancing and singing together.
We were very moved by their sincerity and enthusiasm for the music and for us.

When I saw the children smiling, laughing and dancing, I thought, this is why we came on this tour. This is the power of music and art, to cross language and cultural boundaries. To build bridges between all of us.

It's funny, because the boy on the right is actually mimicking a cue that Johnny uses to signal the band to go into a cool solo section on one of our tunes;)

In this shot you can see the stick bag that my grandfather gave me 37 years ago. How blessed I feel to carry it with me to all these places in this wonderful world.

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