Warren Wills looks to bring Jews and Arabs together through music
Award-winning composer and pianist Warren Wills is using his skills to break down cultural boundaries.
Australian Mr Wills, 48, is putting together a collaboration of Jewish and Middle Eastern music at London’s Shaw Theatre on Sunday.
Called Genesis to Broadway, the event, which features a variety of musical genres and a performance from Iraqi musician Ahmed Mukhtar, is part of a bigger project by Mr Wills to celebrate the commonalities of people in the Middle East. He tells People: “We are hoping to use the concert as a springboard to do more in New York, Gaza, Jerusalem and Baghdad.
“We are very excited about using music to transcend borders. As a professional musician, I think it is very important to give something back.”
Mr Wills, who has worked with Woody Allen, was awarded the Carling London Best Musical Award for Pinmoney Opera in 1992.