Saturday, 22 October 2016

‘Children of Palestine’ – the radical new folk song bringing the tragedy to a new audience

‘Children of Palestine’ by Jim Boyes is an outstanding and moving addition to the already impressive repertoire of Coope Boyes & Simpson. It pulls no punches in presenting the Palestinian story from the Nakba to the Occupation and the wars against Gaza. This is no soppy folk song calling for peace and harmony. This is an angry cry of injustice and betrayal set to a traditional folk melody and sung with the trio’s trademark robust harmonies.

Read my new interview with Jim Boyes at Writing from the Edge at Patheos.