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Pastor Hunter to host Israeli Counsel General in music unity and healing program

By Chinta Strausberg

Rev. Marvin Gaye Hunter, pastor of the Grace Memorial Baptist Church, is hosting an 11 a.m. musical program with the Israeli Jazz and World Music Festival on Sunday, May 29, 2016, along with Israel’s Counsel General, Lazer Lloyd.

The special program will be held at Hunter’s church, 1457 South Kenneth, in the historic Lawndale community where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir once when they were in Chicago.

Lloyd, Israeli’s roots music singer/songwriter, will join Hunter’s Mighty Bells of Joy for a morning of musical reflection.

According to Hunter, Lloyd’s live shows are “unforgettable” and that Lloyd has been influenced by such musical greats as BB King, Bob Dylan, Jim Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Winter, Santana and others.

Lloyd’s most popular video, that went viral, is “New Years Blues (Tears for Dikla)” inspired by Dikla, who is an IDF female soldier who fought for her life after a terrorist attack. It received more than 3 million hits, shared 50,000 times and received more than 7,000 comments.

According to Pastor Hunter, they would focus on sharing the experience of the power of music to heal divisions between people, communities, and countries and that they believe music can “strengthen the weak, soothe pain, and provide inspiration for everyone no matter how difficult the challenge.”

They will also discuss the nature and affects of inspirational music and song and will fellowship as well.

For further information, Pastor Hunter at 773.816.4952 or Yo Seidman (Lazer Lloyd’s manager) at 773-597-7690.

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