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The Pursuit Of Harmony...
Hello and welcome to the subscription page for Michael Hunter Ochs and Alaa Alshaham...together, known as the Pursuit Of Harmony (TPOH). We've been making music and sharing the improbable story of our friendship (Michael is a Jewish American, Alaa is a Muslim Palestinian) since 2015.
In 2019 just as we completed our album, book, and music videos - Alaa’s visa to the US was selected for “additional administrative processing.” What is typically a twelve week process has become an 18 month ordeal. Despite the support of numerous congressmen, senators and dignitaries, Alaa remains unable to visit the United States.
Our CD release and 2019/2020 US tours were postponed. And, then the Corona virus hit.
Maybe it would have been easier for the Pursuit Of Harmony to give up and head home. Instead we decided it is precisely in a moment such as this when we are summoned to sing louder, be braver, and reach out to the stranger more than ever before.
Will you support the Pursuit Of Harmony and join us on the journey?
Subscribe to the tier (the list is to the right) that speaks to your heart and you'll be taking your first steps on what we promise will be a meaningful, inspiring, and purposeful path. Depending on the tier you select you'll gain access to our video blog, never before seen photos and video clips from our 10 years of travel between the West Bank and US, exclusive music and videos, ZOOM conference calls, Arabic poetry or songwriting masterclasses, and more.
We look forward to walking with you in the Pursuit Of Harmony. It's the journey of a lifetime...
Michael and Alaa
The Pursuit Of Harmony Residency at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation. Pictured: Interfaith Shabbat...
WIth Rabbi Angela Buchdahl following Shabbat Services at Central Synagogue, NYC.