Brisbane-based Australian musician and activist, Phil Monsour, has released his latest 12 song CD, Ghosts of Deir Yassin. The CD is available online at CDbaby and other outlets. The songs on Ghosts of Deir Yassin were written during a trip to Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon. Inspired by the courage of ordinary people fighting for freedom and justice from Palestine’s refugee camps, to Egypt’s Tahrir Square, through to the Occupy squares, the lyrics are a fearless rally cry for action and solidarity.
Musically, the CD is a unique collection of anthem rock song and folk ballads combined to capture both the alarm and optimism of current times. A video clip for Ghosts of Deir Yassin was filmed in January 2012 and can be viewed on Phil’s YouTube channel.
20% of CD sales are donated to Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA’s projects in the Middle East, such as the Gaza Emergency Appeal, Food Security Projects in the OPT and the Palestinian Camps Support Campaigjn. APHEDA is the international development agency of the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
Phil Monsour is a singer/songwriter of Arab descent who lives in Australia. He is a founding member of Artists Against Apartheid-Australia, a Trade Union activist and organiser in the Boycott Divestment Sanctions campaign.
Phil Monsour transcends Palestine’s tragedy on rousing new rock album – Samah Sabawi, Electronic Intifada, 7 May 2012