A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew picked up an instrument….

March 22, 2013 by  
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While a Jew, a Christian and a Muslim meeting on the internet to record an album might  sound like the start of a joke, these curious beginnings led to the formation of The Bridge Project, and their truly remarkable debut album.
Bridge-project_flyer-290The Bridge Project, who recorded their first album without ever meeting, is set to perform together in Canberra in a truly unique multidisiciplinary, multifaith and multicultural collaboration.

Distance, cultural differences and timezones proved to be easily surmountable obstacles  for Israeli Jew, Ittai Shaked, Australian Christian, Andy Busuttil and Turkish Muslim, Ümit Ceyhan. Without physically meeting, the three exchanged CDs, internet recordings, emails and Skype conversations. Over the course of a year the labour of their love matured into the highly acclaimed, symbolically named album Three Waves Under the Bridge.

Steeped in diversity, the collaboration that transcended distance is now set to perform, in person and together in Canberra.

Travelling from Tolouse, France, Ümit Ceyhan joins Ittai Shaked and Australia’s Andy Busuttil to perform at the National Folk Festival over Easter, alongside guest musicians John Robinson, Bertie McMahon and Peter Kennard. The expanded group are also performing an intimate 90 minute show at the Canberra Institute of Technology.

Thursday 28th March 2013
4.00pm – Open Performance
CIT Music Industry Centre, J-Block
CIT Woden (enter via Ainsworth Avenue)

Friday, 29th March 2013
5:00pm – Performance at the National Folk Festival (NFF) –
Marquee stage

Saturday, 30th March 2013
10:00am – Performance at the NFF (Trocadero stage)

Sunday 31st March 2013
10:00am – Interfaith and international harmony at the NFF
(Trocadero stage)

8:00pm – Performance at the NFF (Trocadero stage)

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