Free Concert Featuring HEARTBEAT


Currently on their second U.S. tour, HEARTBEAT will perform and participate in a Q&A at the U.S. Department of State on Friday, November 8, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the George C. Marshall Center Auditorium. This concert is rescheduled from a March 2013 anticipated event that was cancelled due to severe weather.

HEARTBEAT is a group of young Israeli and Palestinian musicians who work together to build mutual understanding and transform conflict through the power of music. Founded in 2007 by Aaron Shneyer during his Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship, HEARTBEAT is centered on the idea of music as a cultural force for change.

Collaborating on songs in Hebrew, Arabic, French, and English, the young musicians blend traditional and modern instruments and styles. Their EP, which features three songs, is available for free download.

Shneyer, who continues to lead the group, and HEARTBEAT members will be available for interviews on November 8, from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., by RSVP only.

The Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship allows up to four American students the opportunity to spend one year abroad working on a project that will fulfill the program’s goal of harnessing the power of music as a global force for mutual understanding. Public-private partnerships like the one between Fulbright and mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, provide unique opportunities for students to participate in the Fulbright Program.

You must RSVP if you intend to attend the concert.

Check back here on the day of the event to watch a live-stream of the full concert.

More Information

RSVP Information

If you wish to join us for this special event, please email the following information to no later than November 6, 2013:

  • First and last name as spelled in your official government ID (passport or driver’s license)
  • Passport number or driver’s license number
  • Passport country or driver’s license state
  • Date of birth (month-day-year)
  • Citizenship country

Press Information

Press are invited to participate in this event. Space has been delegated to record video and audio if needed. Interview requests for band members should be sent with your RSVP.

To RSVP for the media briefing, contact or (202) 632-6454.


HEARTBEAT Concert and Interview with Musicians

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