London ‘Jazza Festival’ bids to aid Palestinians
Sarah Gillespie and Gilad Atzmon donate London concert earnings to Palestinian aid.
LONDON – A Jazz festival will be held in October to highlight and gather aid for the plight of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation and siege, organisers of the event announced Tuesday.
The event, dubbed ‘Jazza Festival’, is being put together with the help of Anglo-American singer/songwriter Sarah Gillespie and London-based Israeli saxophonists Gilad Atzmon, with the participation of other artists and performers.
The two artists will also be donating earnings from their concerts this week to the Free Gaza Movement, following Israel’s deadly attack against a flotilla carrying aid to Gaza, which killed at least ten humanitarian activists.
Gillespie will be playing songs from her debut album Stalking Julietas, as well as showcasing new material on Thursday.
Atzmon, who also features at Gillespie’s Thursday concert, will be performing two gigs with the Orient House Ensemble on Friday and Saturday.