Ever since I have reached the USA (12th Sep, 2005) crises were crushing me. Starvation smashes me everyday. Uncertainty engulfs me. I almost forgot the boon and beauty of life. The magic of your music, the might of your melody has reminded me the fact breathing is simply thrilling, life is really enticing as long as it responds to something luminous. I immersed myself into your music completely and brushed aside all my crises for the time being. My hearfelt Gratitude to you as once again you have taught me to love life. 

Audience Member From a Muslim Community

San Bernadino, CA

With everything going on in the world and especially the Middle East, where I am from, it felt nice to have hope that we can get together through small powerful things such as music. The mash up of three different cultures in one song, while they perfectly go together gave me goose bumps. I expected that I would be listening to a western version of the instruments used. But the beat and the rhythm were original and authentic, which made it sound very familiar to me. The performance was inspiring to a point that it made me appreciate the music more than ever. 

Miriam, Student at California State University

Northridge, CA      

What I found more inspiring about Mr. Yuval Ron was the fact that he traveled to help inspire people and give them hope, especially if they were dealing with problems in their lives. I also enjoyed hearing the story about going to a hospital and playing music and having dancing because the hospital is a place where people generally experience anxiety, stress, and depression, therefore music can play a role in helping others de-stress. I found it inspiring to hear how he was able to achieve his dreams and then afterwards, find something more meaningful to do in his life, in which he then talked about Inspired Sound Initiative. I believe that music is a form of expression where people are able to truly convey how they feel, therefore music can serve as an outlet to help relieve whatever stress they may be experiencing.

Student of California State University

Northridge CA

Mr. Yuval Ron was very passionate and created a sense of harmony and relaxation the moment he started speaking to us. He has an energy that is like no other. His description of what exactly he does was not only inspirational but hit home for many people. I could sense the engagement the entire time he was speaking which is often hard to achieve.

Student of California State University

Northridge CA

I realized that his voice and the way that he explained about his music is as comfort as his music. I believe he really knows about what he is doing, but he needs support.

Student of California State University

Northridge CA

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By the end of the concert it was as if I had been listening to one unending song for a thousand years: the same voices, the same throats, the same dotted notes, timeless traced alng the longitudes of a woman's cheek and collarbone -- and I swear to the god who veils her face that I could not tell my own face from the face of my brother. From the faces of all the others there, the listening face dissolved with laughter in the broken light of shining tears. 

Audience Member

Pittsburg, PA

…perfect harmony and sync, it didn’t seem as if it was a live performance.

Student at California State University

Northridge, CA

Inspired deep and meaningful performance. Elements that would normally be at odds had come together to create something beautiful. After the event, I felt a refreshed sense of community and humanity.

  

Angela, Student at California State University      

Northridge, CA

Mr. Yuval Ron was very passionate and created a sense of harmony and relaxation the moment he started speaking to us. He has an energy that is like no other. His description of what exactly he does was not only inspirational but hit home for many people. I could sense the engagement the entire time he was speaking which is often hard to achieve.

Student of California State University

Northridge CA

What I found most inspiring about Mr. Yuval Ron was his passion and commitment to bringing people

together and providing opportunities where people can see past their differences and unite. Given the

strife and pain that is frequently seen in our world, his work is not only necessary, but emotionally

moving.

Student of California State University

Northridge CA

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They sounded absolutely amazing, and almost sounded as if they had a pitch corrector used on them. They were in perfect harmony and sync, it didn’t seem as if it was a live performance.

Malachi Stickler, Student at California State University

Northridge, CA

I just had the joy of listening to your ensemble at Temple Beth Israel. It was WONDERFUL! For the first time in my life I was able to enjoy and appreciate Arab music It was always in my background, I lived with it and dismissed it as not mine. Tonight I realized how close to mine it is. 

Audience Memeber - Jewish Community

Los Angeles, CA

Meeting Yuval Ron has to have been one of the most inspiring things I have done in my college career so far. He has really opened my eyes to so many possibilities in the world. I did the best that I could with the product that I created for his non-profit and I can only hope that it is adequate enough for his standards. I would really love to be involved and help with his non-profit and maybe even start my own in the coming future. 

Student of California State University

Northridge CA

It was so interesting for me that when he achieved his goals, he didn’t stop and started to help other people to have better life in the new way. Today, the people needs peace more than everything in their life and it is so important that each individual work for it and I think Mr. Yuval will be a big help for it. I am not Muslim, Christian or Jewish, I am Baha’i, and it is so interesting for me how Mr. Yuval vision is so close to my religion beliefs which is “the oneness of God and religion, the oneness of humanity and freedom from prejudice, the inherent nobility of the human being, the progressive revelation of religious truth, the development of spiritual qualities, the integration of worship and service, the fundamental equality of the sexes, the harmony between religion and science, the centrality of justice to all human endeavors, the importance of education, and the dynamics of the relationships that are to bind together individuals, communities, and institutions as humanity advances towards its collective maturity.

Student of California State University

Northridge CA

I learned that in Hebrew language the word knowledge means "to know" which is found a lot in the Old Testament. When you know someone you see the creator, and if you see God inside of someone you have a greater appreciation for them. The Koran, the Muslim book, says God created the world to have different cultures, but the beauty of the creation is based on variety. The concert was a once in a lifetime event in my life and I hope I get a chance to wtness it again soon.

Student of Christian College

Marshal, MI

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