For Immediate Release
February 25, 2008
Contact: Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
photos are available upon request
DALLAS - Sacred music is the vehicle for spiritual awakening in many world cultures, touching us all with a sense of peace, hope and connection with the Divine. For the third consecutive year, the DFW International Community Alliance will present the Global Sacred Music Celebration at the Unity Church of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane (between Preston and Hillcrest) in North Dallas on Sunday, April 13. The concert will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will be followed by a reception. Tickets are $5, children 10 and under free.
A dozen faiths and traditions will be represented in the Global Sacred Music Celebration. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the church’s bookstore or at www.dfwinternational.org/sacred, and will also be available at the door. Light refreshments will be served after the concert.
Rev. Ed Townley, Associate Minister at the Unity Church, says "The Global Sacred Music Concert has been a joyful, heartfelt affirmation of the universal spiritual principles that unite us as a people – and that are far more important than any issues of faith that may separate us into conflicting factions. Each year the need for such an affirmation becomes more urgent. Unity Church is again proud to join with the DFW International Community Alliance to celebrate the spiritual power of music, as it expresses through the many faiths and cultures of North Texas."
Featured artists and traditions include:
ASIAN: Zonia Velasco
AFRICAN TRADITIONS: S-Ankh Rasa & The Pan-Afrikan Spiritual Arkestra
BUDDHISM: Messengers of Harmony
CHRISTIANITY / Latin American: Cantares
CHRISTIANITY: Unity Church Choir
CHRISTIANITY: Cantares (Chile)
HINDUISM: Dhwani (India)
ISLAM: Mustaqiim Sahir
JUDAISM: Randy Pearlman
NATIVE AMERICAN: Lorenzo Gonzalez with Cornell Kinderknecht
HAWAIIAN: Charman & Harrilyn Aiwohi
DFW International Community Alliance is the portal for global North Texas, a network of 1,600 of the regions ethnic and internationally-focused civic, community and educational organizations. Its mission is to build mutual understanding and respect by linking diverse international cultural communities. The organization promotes and links North Texas global groups through its website and cultural calendar at www.dfwinternational.org . For more details about DFW International Community Alliance, see the media page HERE or call 972-661-2764.