When I lived in New York there were these two musicians that used to play at my subway stop. They seemed so different from one another, yet they played beautifully together. It turned out they were from different countries and that neither one spoke English. Their music was the perfectly unexpected cocktail of latin american salsa/merengue-guitar with a twist of melancholic Eastern European classical violin. Or maybe vice versa.
What’s the antidote for Fear? I’d say maybe Curiosity. We’re living in a world riddled with fear, and it’s stopping us from evolving into a future of ecological balance and human sanity. The two men on the platform – Dorel Zamfir and Ricardo Molfa – stepped out of their respective cultural and musical comfort zone when their curiosity took over. They played together for four years, each day touching thousands of people with their mix of classical and Caribbean music. In a world of segregation and wall-building, to me their music represents a soundtrack of hope for the future.
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