‘I don’t boy­cott any­one, not set­tlers, no one’

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

in the pub­lic do­main, now. I think ev­ery­body has their own Yi­hye Tov.”

A David Broza con­cert is an ex­er­cise in au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion, as the crowd, many of whom have grown up with the “Is­raeli Bruce Spring­steen”, sings along to ev­ery word.

His Lon­don con­cert, later this month, will be no ex­cep­tion, not least be­cause he is de­but­ing his lat­est al­bum, the does-what-it-sayson-the-tin The Set List.

It will con­tain many of his most pop­u­lar songs and is, says Broza, “some­thing I have been want­ing to put out for a long time, and I think it was some­thing that was meant to hap­pen.”

One of the songs on The Set List is an ex­tra­or­di­nary piece, very dear to David Broza’s heart, East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem.

Per­formed with the Haitian singer Wy­clef Jean, who found fame with the New York group The Fugees, East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem is taken from an epony­mous 2014 al­bum; one of 13 songs which com­bine cul­tures, lan­guages and sheer long­ing for peace. The al­bum was pro­duced by the leg­endary Amer­i­can singer-song­writer Steve Earle, and sits along­side a com­pan­ion doc­u­men­tary film of the same name. None of my songs feel like their time is up’

Broza back at the start of his ca­reer

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