Voices of Comfort | Tula and ‘The Sisters’ Bring Hope to Affected Communities


by William Aura 

In times of crisis, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the weight of conflict and division. Thankfully, there are individuals like Tula Ben Ari who remind us of the power of compassion and unity. As a musician with Playing For Change, she dedicates herself to bringing healing and hope to those affected.


Tula has chosen to channel her energy into something positive - uplifting communities through the universal language of music. Since the outbreak of the war, she has been at the forefront, organizing performances and initiatives aimed at supporting the most vulnerable victims of the conflict - children, the elderly, the survivors, and people who cannot return home for months.


This initiative was started together with her partners, Mika Sade and Zohar Ginsburg, affectionately known in the community as ‘The Sisters.’ With support from the Asha Foundation For Humanity, their efforts are being magnified, enabling the team to reach even more people and make a greater impact. Through live programs and casual performances, ‘The Sisters’ create spaces where people can come together, rejuvenate, and rediscover their shared humanity.


It was my privilege to share a deep discussion regarding this vital work with Tula at the recent Byron Bay Bluesfest. Her passion and commitment are self-evident. Tula believes that by focusing on vulnerable communities, we can plant the seeds of peace and understanding that could eventually blossom into a brighter future for all.


Every action she takes in creating her art is beguiling - drawing you into her world and her story. I can guarantee you that each member of the Playing For Change Band is grateful for her presence. Tula, along with Mika and Zohar, adds a unique and powerful dimension to the collective effort. Their heartfelt and earnest performances resonate deeply with audiences.


It’s truly heartening to see these good folks lead by example, showing us that even in the darkest of times, there is always room for compassion and connection.

#PlayingForChange #AshaFoundationForHumanity


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