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Matisyahu Headlines Festival Near Concentration Camp

Jewish reggae star spreads message of peace near Auschwitz.
By: Culture Staff
Published: June 20th, 2011 in Culture » Music » News
Life Festival in Poland.Pic: NILL

One of our favourite Jewish rap and reggae artists, Matisyahu, played for thousands of fans at Saturday's Life Festival just miles away from Oswiecim, Poland (the town where the Auschwitz concentration camps were located). 

Matisyahu was the headliner of the three-day music and camping festival (founded in 2010) that celebrates youth and music and works to fight racism and anti-Semitism. He went on stage at midnight to perform his hits, including his anthem of peace, "One Day."

Though the festival was a hit, it was met with controversy -- many people believe Auschwitz isn't the place for a music-filled party. Others feel it was the perfect choice for a festival devoted to tolerance. 

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