Guitarist Carlos Santana is scheduled to give a concert in Jerusalem in the spring of 2007 in the framework of project “Bridges of Music,” which was launched by Roy Scott in 1988 to advance peace between Jews and Muslims.
Similar performances have taken place over the past 25 years in the former U.S.S.R., Ireland, Germany, Indonesia and Cuba.
Scott said the performance in Jerusalem will be “the most ambitious to date.”
The series of concerts will be held throughout the course of a week; some 45 artists from Israel, the Muslim world and the United States are expected to participate in the event.
The grand finale will be broadcast live worldwide; a disc with songs written especially for the event will be produced following the event.
The event will be sponsored by the Jerusalem Fund and the Foreign Ministry.