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Hope and Optimism
for Palestinians in
the Next Generation

Massive Attack Hoping for Palestine
In February 2007, massive attack performed three sold-out benefit concerts for the Hoping Foundation (at the Carling Academy in Birmingham, and two at the Brixton Academy in London) to support Palestinian children in refugee camps across the Middle East. In late 2004, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, Nick Cave and other musicians donated their time organizing a special benefit concert for the children of Palestine at the Brixton Academy. 3D, Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja, DJ’d at this first Hoping concert, and continued to look for ways to support Hoping’s work for the children of Palestine.

Over the summer of 2006, Massive Attack began raising money for the HOPING Foundation on its tour of the European continent and America through its paying guest list, and raised awareness of the UN agency that serves Palestinian refugees, UNRWA (Hoping for UNRWA), by distributing thousands of leaflets at their concerts.

At the three concerts performed in February, Jason Pierce and Spiritualized opened in an acoustic set accompanied by a gospel choir. The concerts also provided a showcase for Palestinian musicians. The concert was opened by a DJ set from Checkpoint 303 followed by oud players Le Trio Joubran.

The Roskilde Foundation kindly donated to Hoping’s work with Palestinian children, supporting the Brixton concerts with a donation

Links to some articles and films of the concert:

Robert Del Naja talks to Sky News about the concert - You Tube
There was no other way but up - Guardian
Two Man Army - New Statesman