I wrote Ojalá in response to the heartbreaking tragedy that is this current chapter of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - particularly with respect to children. The Spanish word Ojalá comes from the Arabic: Inshallah, for God willing, which to me sounds close to the Hebrew: Tikvah, meaning hope. My hope is that eventually these two cultures, which share so much in common, will find the path to peace.

Violin Viola: Bryan Senti

Viola: Meena Bhasin

Cello: Noah Hoffeld

Bass: Spencer Zahn

MIx: Justin Moshkevich

Mastered by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering Berlin

Artwork by Ramon Coronado

Out on Naïve Records