But I had in front of me the dead man, the dead French soldier, and how I would have liked him to have raised his hand, I would have shaken his hand and we would have been the best of friends.

- German soldier, World War I

In a nutshell:
Massive global musical event / Border-breaking collaboration / Love letter to peace

New Zealand has never witnessed a world-music collaboration like this. John Psathas’ “love letter to peace” is his most ambitious project yet.

Featuring 150 musicians from more than 20 countries, including Serj Tankian (Lebanon/Armenia/USA), Meeta Pandit (India), UNESCO Artist for Peace Márta Sebestyén (Hungary) and Refugees of Rap (Syria/Palestine). No Man’s Land reunites the descendants of opposing forces in World War I in friendship and musical exchange on the sites where their forefathers fought a century ago.

Director Jasmine Millet and cinematographer Mathew Knight’s film of musicians from around the globe screens on the Auckland Town Hall stage as seven international musicians perform live alongside it. Together these performers create an international orchestra playing music that leaps genres as it does borders, from folk to jazz to rock and classical.

Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime event that brings the world together for peace through the uplifting music of John Psathas.

Click for the full picture of this global masterpiece http://www.nomanslandproject.org/

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Produced by Victoria University of Wellington, with support from the Lottery Grants Board, Adrian Durham, the British High Commission, the Polish Embassy, the French Embassy and the New Zealand-France Friendship Fund and Radio New Zealand Concert.

Photographs: Mathew Knight and Jeff Avery



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