The United Nations headquarters.
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NEW YORK - The Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations released a video on Saturday titled “United Pianos” in which 11 pianists are seen playing to the same tune in different countries around the world.
“Music is a global language, it has the power to unite us together, by bridging cultural and political gaps,” Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon said. “This project was created with hope to reach the day when music will replace the sound of wars and disagreements.”
The video features pianists from Israel, Turkey, the United States, Vietnam, the Bahamas, Germany, India, Australia, Russia, South Africa and Poland. According to the mission, “United Pianos” is the world’s first 22-hands piano piece and aims to “promote tolerance and unity through music.”
The project was produced by CRC Media in collaboration with Israeli Musician Idan Raichel, and Composer Tomer Biran, who created the tune which is a special rendition to “Peter and the Wolf”.