May tour in Scotland, Ireland, London, Midlands 2012
by on May 1, 2012 in News On Stage

Will be announcing performance dates for May tour in Scotland, Ireland, London, Midlands soon. excited to be taking the new CD to a new audience.

Musician and activist Phil Monsour is releasing his latest 12 song CD, Ghosts of Deir Yassin . The CD is available online at CDbaby and other outlets. The songs on Ghosts of Deir Yassin were written during a trip to Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon. Inspired by the courage of ordinary people fighting for freedom and justice from Palestine’s refugee camps, to Egypt’s Tahrir square, through to the Occupy squares, the lyrics are a fearless rally cry for action and solidarity.

Songs include I left my Heart in Palestine about love at a checkpoint, the somber Dark Tunnels against the siege of Gaza, and the title track Ghosts of Deir Yassin, a statement of hope on the Palestinian right of return. A video clip for Ghosts of Dier Yassin, filmed in early January 2012, in a number of refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon will be released shortly. Musically, the CD is a unique collection of anthem rock song and folk ballads combined to capture both the alarm and optimism of current times.

The album was recorded at Wavelength Recording in Brisbane with the full band which features Jon Lloyd on Drums, Ian Kimber on Bass and Graham Jackson on Guitar. The title track Ghosts of Deir Yassin features Palestinian spoken word artist Rafeef Ziadah.

20% of CD sales are donated to Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA critical projects in the Middle East. Projects in the Middle East include the Gaza Emergency Appeal, Food Security Projects in the OPT and the Palestinian Camps Support Program. APHEDA is the international development agency of the Australian Council of Trade Unions. Phil Monsour is a singer songwriter of Arab descent who lives in Australia. He is a founding member of Artist Against Apartheid – Australia, a Trade Union activists and organiser in the Boycott Divestment Sanctions campaign.