In the face of terror, it responds with the music …
A symbol. Saturday, a stranger came to install the piano by the Bataclan, the Paris concert hall where several terrorists killed at least 89 people on Friday night.
Amidst the crowd, composed of many journalists, the pianist has performed an instrumental version of the song, Imagine by John Lennon. A moment that passers by were widely disseminated and discussed on social networks.
le mec qu’à jouer Imagine en plein Paris, je t’aime
— שרה (@malikzismine) November 14, 2015
Le mec il a joué Imagine de John Lennon dans la rue avec son piano, je trouve ça magnifique
— nouis ni non (@hipstyIs) November 14, 2015
“Can you imagine a world without countries or religions? “
Beyond his message for peace, the artist Beatles had explained to the magazineRolling Stone that the song was “anti-religious, anti-nationalist, anti-capitalist and anti-norm.” “With Imagine, we say,” Can you imagine a world without countries or religions? “Lennon also stated in an interview with Playboy in 1981.
This is not the first time this hymn to peace is understood as a result of terrorist acts: January 8, 2015, all French radio stations had broadcast in tribute to victims of the attack against Charlie Hebdo . US radio had done so following the attacks of September 11, 2001.