Musicians to protest Trump’s border with a concert


Hearkening back to Ronald Reagan famously telling Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987 to tear down the Berlin Wall, musicians from both sides of the US-Mexican border are staging a concert with a similar theme.

The Dresden Symphony Orchestra announced on Monday that a concert called “Tear Down This Wall!” will take place on the border between the Tijuana and San Diego on June 3 in what’s known as Friendship Park. Musicians from all over the world will be there staging a musical protest against President Donald Trump’s plan to construct a border wall between the two countries.

“It’s not the only wall in the world,” pointed out the concert’s organizer, Markus Rindt. “The list of walls around the world is really long, but nationalism is on the rise. And the (US-Mexico) wall is on people’s minds.”

Rindt, 50, was inspired by Reagan’s quote to bring together musicians from several countries, including a German, a Swede, and two Latin Americans. Musicians from Tijuana will represent Mexico, and San Diego singer Coral MacFarland will represent the U.S.

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