Faiths In Tune: London Interfaith Music Festival

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Music may have been Jimi Hendrix's religion, but for the acts playing at this free all-dayer the link's a bit more literal than that. Now in its fifth year, the Interfaith Music Festival is a celebration of the music of all the major faiths in London, from Judaism, Sikhism and Buddhism to African Animism. Musically, that means everything from Middle Eastern jazz to ceilidhs.


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This is the detailed festival programme: 11:00 Festival Opening With Professor Gurharpal Singh, Dean of Arts and Humanities, SOAS, and Anja Fahlenkamp, SOAS student and SOAS Interfaith Music Festival organiser 11:15 SOAS Thai Music Group/Thai Music Circle UK (Thailand/Buddhism/Hinduism) 11:30 SOAS West African Drumming Singing and Dance Society (West Africa/traditional/Animism) 11:45 Shumei UK (Shinji Shumeikai) 12:00 SOAS Middle Eastern Ensemble (Islam/Sufism) 12:15 Minaxi Hira (Hinduism) 12:30 Raj Academy (Sikhism) 13:00 Swati Sen (Hinduism) 13:20 Pearls of Islam (Islam) 13:45 Panel Talk: THE POWER OF MUSIC Speakers: Ian Coleman, Church of St Anselm& St Caecilia (Christianity/Catholicism) Joe Amanai, Shumei UK (Shinji Shumeikai) Daniela De Armas, London Lucumi Choir (Santeria/Lucumi/Espiritismo) Ed Emery, SOAS Ceilidh Band, Ceilidh Beyond Borders (Atheism/other) Adrian Zendeh, Berlin (Baha’i) 14:50 Abdelkader Saadoun (North Africa/Middle East/Flamenco, Jazz, traditional) 15:25 Alexander Massey (Judaism) 16:00 J Kas (Islam/Sufism) 16:30 Schola Anselmi (Christianity/Catholicism/Gregorian) 16:50 Adrian Zendeh (Baha’i) 17:30 Jochen Fahlenkamp (Judaism) 17:55 Antarma (One Love/multi-faith) 18:05 Mimi Buttacavoli (Peruvian Amazon/traditional healing) 18:20 Kirtan London (Hinduism/Vaisnavism/Hare Krishna) 19:00 Daniela De Armas and the London Lucumi Choir (Cuba/Santeria/Arara and Palo/Espiritismo) 19:30 Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī "Amma" (Hinduism/ Universal Love) 20:00 Judith Silver &Friends (Judaism) 20:30 Finale SOAS World Music Choir: Songs for Peace (Interfaith)