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Electro music pioneer braves elements for Dead Sea show

ISRAEL: Electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre braved heavy winds that led to a late start for his concert at the Dead Sea aimed at drawing attention to environmental issues.

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By AFP

Saturday 15 April 2017, 03:14PM


Electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre performs in Israel at a concert to raise awareness of the receding of the Dead Sea, the world’s lowest body of water. Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP

Electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre performs in Israel at a concert to raise awareness of the receding of the Dead Sea, the world’s lowest body of water. Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP

The concert that began late last Thursday (Apr 6) and stretched into Friday (Apr 7) saw Jarre and others perform in front of the ancient Masada fortress next to the Dead Sea.

Weather conditions led to a start that was some two and a half hours late. The 68-year-old Jarre arrived and greeted the crowd by saying “Shalom, Israel” and spoke of the need to draw attention to the shrinking Dead Sea.

He played a range of music from throughout his career for the several thousand in attendance, including parts of his best-known album “Oxygene”.

The concert also included some of the extravagant elements Jarre’s shows are known for, with lasers, smoke and giant screens.

Jarre himself wore glasses fitted with a camera.

Jarre first shot to fame in the 1970s in his native France and became an influential figure in electronic music.

Hesaid in an interview last week that he hoped the concert would contribute to “the resistance against all the Trumps of the world” – referring to what he sees as US President Donald Trump’s anti-environmental stance.

The venue at the foot of the ancient fortress is one of the most stunning sites in the region and the location of a seminal event in Jewish history.

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Biblical King Herod built the Masada fortress in the first century BC on a rocky outcrop 430 meters above the Dead Sea.

In 73 AD, Roman troops besieged 960 Jewish Zealots there after they rebelled against the Roman rule of then Palestine, according to a historian of the period, Flavius Joseph.

Instead of allowing themselves to fall captive, they committed collective suicide.

Jarre is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), which in 2002 designated Masada a world heritage site.

The Dead Sea – actually a lake – is shared by Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories.

It is the lowest and saltiest body of water in the world and is receding by roughly a metre per year.

Experts have warned it is on course to dry out by 2050.

 

 

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