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From the Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival

Interfaith Liturgical concert

Interfaith Liturgical concert

Listen to Festival Highlights


Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 8:40 am

Jerusalem—a city that always has been defined by two (at least) narratives: religious and political. Palestinians, Christians, and Jews, all religious to varying degrees, or not religious at all, comprise the city’s citizenry of some 800,000. While the peoples of these communities all live closely together in a geographical sense, each community lives a separate emotional life, either by choice or mandate or custom or all three.

The Citadel, Tower of David

The Citadel, Tower of David

Tibetan Ritual of the Mandala 2

Tibetan Ritual of the Mandala 2

 

With its Sacred Music Festival, the Jerusalem Season of Culture aims to bridge those political and cultural gaps through a shared love of music. Over the course of four days and four nights in August, musicians of every color and creed arrived in Jerusalem to share and celebrate their unique musical traditions. Candice Agree was in Jerusalem as a guest of the 2013 Festival, and shares these sights and sounds:


The next Festival will take place in Jerusalem from September 9-12, 2014.

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