“Any language that has to silence others is a weak language, just like any story that has to silence other stories is weak.” Meet Neta Weiner from the musical band System Ali. Neta was born in a secular kibbutz, educated in a boarding school in India, and he currently lives in a diverse community in Jaffa.
In this conversation, we explore the meaning of his music - a combination of hip hop and klezmer - the incredible diversity of his bandmates, and the imagination that exists in their sounds.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- Discover the power of language as a form of culture, identity and expression while exploring the ways in which language can also become a form of oppression and erasure
- The ways in which music is and has been a source of resistance
- The connection between Klezmer music and Hip Hop! Who knew?
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