03.02.2011 29.Shevat, 5771
Macy Gray finds out ‘how life is’ in the Middle East
The American soul singer inadvertently walks into the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by announcing two concerts in Tel Aviv. But all she wants to do is sing.
Macy Gray probably hasn’t had her name mentioned so frequently in the media since she won a Grammy in 2001 for her performance of “I Try” off her debut album On How Life Is. And she didn’t even have to use her exquisitely evocative voice to garner the attention this time. Just a short note on her Facebook page to her fans did the trick.
The unpredictable R&B songstress, who’s experienced a spotty career since her phenomenal debut, turned to some social networking advice last month to resolve a burning issue – and in doing so, it became very public. After having appeared in Israel three times over the last decade, the announcement of Gray’s upcoming dates on February 11 and 12 at Reading 3 in Tel Aviv were, for the first time, met with boycott calls by pro-Palestinian organizations. Confused as to what she should do, Gray opened up to a wider forum….