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