2019 Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Title

Broken Child

Presentation Type

Creative Performance

Abstract

Wissam Boustany’s Broken Child was written in 2015. This piece was inspired by the reaction of the bombing in Gaza that took place in the summer of 2014. Boustany wrote, “During the summer of 2014 the city of Gaza was bombed…again. I watched helplessly, along with the rest of the world, As horrific footage of broken children Flooded into our lives. Something broke inside me and I had to say something. We must stop justifying the unjustifiable. When will this savagery end? This is happening in many parts of the world these days, not just in Gaza – and it ALL wrong. Broken Child is NOT a political piece trying to take sides… if the vicious cycle of pain and violence is to stop, truth and compassion need to be embraced by us all, above all else. May Love Prevail One Day.”

Start Date

3-4-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

3-4-2019 2:00 AM

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Angeleita Floyd

Department

School of Music

File Format

application/pdf

Embargo Date

4-30-2019

Electronic copy is not available through UNI ScholarWorks.

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Broken Child

Wissam Boustany’s Broken Child was written in 2015. This piece was inspired by the reaction of the bombing in Gaza that took place in the summer of 2014. Boustany wrote, “During the summer of 2014 the city of Gaza was bombed…again. I watched helplessly, along with the rest of the world, As horrific footage of broken children Flooded into our lives. Something broke inside me and I had to say something. We must stop justifying the unjustifiable. When will this savagery end? This is happening in many parts of the world these days, not just in Gaza – and it ALL wrong. Broken Child is NOT a political piece trying to take sides… if the vicious cycle of pain and violence is to stop, truth and compassion need to be embraced by us all, above all else. May Love Prevail One Day.”