Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Memorial Day 2007

UPDATE: In case of rain, the concert will be held at the Meyerson Symphony Hall (woo hooo!)

We've been invited to play at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's FREE Memorial Day Celebration at Flagpole Hill, White Rock Lake. For more information check out their website.


Join us!!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Beautiful. Breathtaking. Intense. Inspiring

Photograph by Ronald Scott,

We were proud to be a part of the second annual Global Sacred Music Concert and to add a ripple of peace to our world in these tumultuous times. It was beautiful and moving, and better described by a member of the audience who wrote in to the Dallas International Website after the concert:

"I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for the information on your site about the Global Sacred Music Celebration. I was able to attend and had no idea what was in store for me. The event last Sunday was beyond words. It has always been a goal of mine to experience a bit of many different faiths/religions/beliefsystems. I didn't have a clue that I was going to have the opportunityto do just that, all in one sitting. From the first call to prayer,until the candles were blown out at the end, I had goosebumps. As I looked around, I couldn't stop smiling at the beautiful diversity and beautiful one-ness that filled the room. Beautiful just doesn't evencome close to adequately describing what I saw that afternoon, but it's the best I can do at the moment. I was honored and humbled to intimately share in prayer and praise with so many incredible people. I can't find the words to express how moving it was...so many paths on the same journey. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Intense. Inspiring. As I left, I was filled with hope. If we, from so many different walks, can come together in peace and prayer for two hours one day....then maybe, just maybe, one day we will all come together. It has to start with one...and it has. Thank you for being part of the peace journey and for sharing yourself and your gifts with us all. Your presence here is such a blessing. Have an awesome weekend and keep the angels close" ~Tracy D.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Global Sacred Music Celebration on Easter Sunday

Photograph by Ronald Scott

April 8, 2007, 4:00 p.m.
Unity Church of Dallas
6525 Forest Lane (between Preston and Hillcrest Roads)
in North Dallas

Tickets are only $5 at the door!

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 second consecutive year, the DFW International Community Alliance will close its International DFW Month with a Global Sacred Music Celebration on Easter Sunday, April 8, at 4:00 p.m. at Unity Church of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane (between Preston and Hillcrest Roads) in North Dallas. A dozen faiths and traditions will be represented in the two-hour concert that affirms our spiritual unity. Tickets for the Global Sacred Music Celebration are $5, and can be purchased in advance at www.dfwinternational.org/festival/sacred. They will also be available at the door. Light refreshments will be served after the concert.The Global Sacred Music Celebration is the concluding event of International DFW International Month 2007, one of 20 collaborative events organized by the DFW International Community Alliance. The month highlights global cultures through programs that celebrate the pioneer spirit of the New Americans who make up 40% of our regions residents.Featured artists and traditions include:

Native American - Monica Peña
Polynesia - Zonia Velasco
Islam - Zakariah Gharabiyeh
Buddhism - Vietnamese Monks
Judaism - Miriam Kolni
African - Baba Kwasi
Christianity - Rev. Ed Townley
Acolhua / Quechua (Native American)
DFW International Unity Ensemble
Judaism - Shirat HaLev
Islam - Jamal Mohamed, Baba Kwasi, Mawardi Sherif
Buddhism - Cornell Kinderknecht, the Vietnamese Buddhist monks, Chi Sing
Hinduism - ExpressionsIndia
African Traditions - Baba Kwasi and Ayubu Kamau
Christianity - Parranda Venezuela
Christianity - Unity Choir
Santeria - DFW International Unity Ensemble
Christianity - Zonia Velasco
Unity of All Faiths - All

The Global Sacred Music Celebration is one of more than twenty events and activities taking place during DFW International Month, March 6 to April 8, 2007. Visit http://www.dfwinternational.org/ or call 972-661-2764 for more information.DFW International Community Alliance is the portal for global North Texas, a network of 1,600 of the regions ethnic and internationally-focusedcivic, community and educational organizations. The organization promotes and links North Texas ethnic and immigrant groups through its website andcultural calendar at http://www.dfwinternational.org/, that receives over ten million hits a month. Dallas International Month 2007 is made possiblethrough the support of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Unity Church of Dallas with media support from KERA, Univision andTelefutura, CBS-11 and TXA 21.For additional information on the Global Sacred Music Celebration, to receive photos or schedule interviews, please contact Meg Fullwood with Fast Forward Productions at 214-946-9509 or by email at mhz@airmail.net