Soul Force Sacred Music Festival

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    Multiple dates from Monday, November 30th to Friday, April 26th

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    Soul Force Sacred Music Festival in Pasadena.

    Price: $15 - $100

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    The Soul Force Sacred Music Festival hits the heart of Pasadena on Earth Day weekend 2019! Experience the power of ritual world music and celebrate traditional and contemporary arts.

    Groundbreaking global artists perform in a sanctuary of extended musical meditations and ecstatic rhythms as we explore themes of nonviolence, mindfulness, and climate justice.

    Renew your spirit in the deep sacred traditions of Dhrupad (Indian classical), Qawwali (Pakistani Sufi), Gnawa (Moroccan Ritual), and Spiritual Jazz.

    FESTIVAL SCHEDULE (subject to change)

    Friday, April 26th 8pm-10:30, doors open 7:30
    Arohi Ensemble (east/west ragajazz chamber music) with: Dwight Trible & Justo Almario & LACC - Young Men’s Ensemble (Chorus)

    Saturday, April 27th ALL DAY 12noon -10:30pm
    12:15 Rhythm of the Village (Nigerian Drumming & Storytelling) - Free offering on church patio (Colorado Blvd.)
    1:30 Starr Kalahiki & the LiliÊ»u Project  (Hawaiian songs of nonviolent resistance)
    2:30 Grace Nono (Sung prayers from Philippine ritualists and healers) 
    4:45 Fanna fi-Allah (Sufi Qawwali party)
    5:30 Donia Jarrar (Palestinian pianist)
    6:30 Keynote Address by Rev. James Lawson (Resurrection of the spirit of nonviolence)
    7pm Gundecha Brothers (Indian Dhrupad)
    9pm Innov Gnawa (Moroccan Trance)

    Sunday, April 28th 10am-1pm
    Special Musical Service
    Sermon by Rev. James Lawson (followed by community dialogue with James Lawson)



    The Soul Force Project is dedicated to inspiring people of all ages through the universal power of music. 
    We work to demonstrate the power of creativity inherent to the practice of nonviolence as both historical and relevant to our current reality. We uphold responsibility, peacemaking and environmental justice in taking solid steps towards addressing the most urgent issues of the 21st century, violence and climate change.




    First United Methodist Church of Pasadena

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