Imagine There’s No Countries
Friday evening’s unprecedented terrorist attacks in Paris have left the world on edge, resulting in newfound domestic fear and renewed foreign violence. But even in the City of Light’s darkest hour, the citizens of Paris found solace in one of humanity’s most redeeming and unifying traditions: music.
Artists and musicians from France and abroad took to the streets shortly after the attacks to sing a verse or two for peace, love, and humanity, and the results were astounding and impactful, bringing strangers together even at the worst of times.
Start the slideshow below to hear some of the most emotional musical improvisations that occurred on the streets of Paris in the wake of Friday’s attacks, then SHARE the love.
“Imagine” played on a mobile piano near the #Bataclan in Paris. People here are in chock. #ParisAttacks#tv2newsdkpic.twitter.com/QMcbfuBR7c
— Rasmus Tantholdt TV2 (@RasmusTantholdt) November 14, 2015
This German musician was so moved by the attacks on Friday that he immediately left Germany and drove to Paris with his “mobile piano.”
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He wrote on his band’s Facebook page that he apologized for leaving so quickly and informing fans and media that it would be very difficult to contact him while on the road. His emotional response to the terrorist attacks was so visceral he packed his bags and headed to Paris immediately.