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Electro music pioneer plans Dead Sea show to defy Trump

Pioneering electronic musician Jean-Michel Jarre says he wants to use an all-night concert at the Dead Sea to highlight what he sees as the anti-environmental policies of US President Donald Trump.

The French musician, who shot to fame in the 1970s, will perform in front of the ancient Masada fortress in Israel on Thursday in a bid to draw attention to the “urgency of saving the Dead Sea,” he tells AFP.

Jean-Michel Jarre, the godfather of electronic music, will come to Israel in April 2017. (Courtesy M. Kuenster)
Jean-Michel Jarre, the godfather of electronic music, will come to Israel in April 2017. (Courtesy M. Kuenster)

The lake shared by Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories, which is the lowest and saltiest body of water in the world, is receding by roughly a meter (three feet) per year. Experts have warned it is on course to dry out by 2050.

The musician said he wants to “make the world aware” of the danger.

— AFP

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