Phil Monsour launches new album to raise funds for Middle East aid projects.
Phil Monsour just returned from a highly successful tour of the UK and Ireland will celebrate the release of his unique and ground breaking new CD – Ghosts of Deir Yassin Saturday 29 September 7.30pm at Notes Live Music Restaurant , 75 Enmore Road Newtown NSW. Special guests include Mohamed Youssef, Rima aka Soul Beats, Nut Kaze and Zohab. Antony Loewenstein, journalist, author an co-editor of the new book, After Zionism who has just returned from a speaking tour of Palestine with launch the CD.
The songs on Ghosts of Deir Yassin were written by Phil Monsour during and shortly after a trip to the Middle East. Inspired by a number of actual experiences, the lyrics are serious but have an accessibility grounded in real experiences and the stories of real people. In early January 2012 Phil traveled overseas to film a video clip for the title song of the CD and spent 5 days filming on location in a number of refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon. The clip can be seen here http://youtu.be/_vJR3yss04M
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 music that emerged over a period of several months is an upbeat and dynamic vehicle for Phil’s unique lyrical concerns.
All profits from the night + 20% of the CD sales will be donated to Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA projects in the Middle East .http://www.apheda.org.au/projects/mideast/index.html
Tickets are available from the NOTES website http://noteslive.net.au/events/phil-monsour-guests General admission is $25/$20concession or a $49/$44 dollar ticket that includes a delicious meal.