Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-04 10:29:56



Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts in Education

Date of Expected Graduation

Fall 2021


This project explores the role that music plays in fostering cultural understanding and equity by discussing the sociopolitical implications of musical collaboration between Palestinian and Israeli musicians. In order to do this, the paper will dive into the history of the conflict between Palestine and Israel, detail instances of musical collaboration between Palestinian and Israeli musicians, show how music is helping to bridge the divide between these two cultures, and examine the intentions and consequences of such collaborations as they relate to music, politics, and society. The purpose of this project is to investigate the ways that music can affect change on an individual level, leading to greater progress on a larger scale.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Brooks Toliver

First Reader

Dr. Marie Bucoy-Calavan

Second Reader

Juan Eduardo Contreras Barberena

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Marc Reed

Abukamail_Proposal Cover Sheet.pdf (1143 kB)
Cover sheet with faculty committee signatures.

Abukamail_Signatures_Complete.pdf (571 kB)
Final signature page



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