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Black Recording Artists in Israel

Peace fever is rampant in Israel in anticipation of a treaty with Egypt, and an enterprising record company in Tel Aviv is already on the streets with “The Peace Record,” according to the Black-Jewish Information Center here. The record features Black recording artists Richie Havens and the late Louis Armstrong, along with Abba and Cat Stevens, all singing their praises to peace. Some of the offerings: “Why Can’t We Live Together?,” “Peace Train” and “Everything is Beautiful.” Black musicians and performers are very popular in Israel. Roberta Flack recently completed a tour there, playing to packed audiences everywhere she went.