Soul Force Sacred Music Festival in Pasadena, Earth Day Weekend

April 26th-28th, First United Methodist Church, 500 East Colorado Blvd.

Published : Monday, March 18, 2019 | 12:05 PM

Soul Force hits Pasadena with an explosion of performers from around the world celebrating the relevance and power of nonviolent action today. The Soul Force Sacred Music Festival, an interfaith celebration of ritual world music, spiritual jazz and dynamic speakers will fill two stages and an outdoor patio at the historic First United Methodist church on Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. This citywide collaboration spans from Friday eve through a special Sunday morning service.

Speakers include Civil Rights icon Rev. James Lawson on the power of nonviolence along with Sufi qawwali by Fanna Fi Allah, Indian raga music by the Gundecha Brothers, Moroccan trance music by Innov Gnawa, Filipino sacred chants by Grace Nono and Hawaiian songs of nonviolent resistance by Starr Kalahiki & the Liliu Project. The Arohi Ensemble will present an east/west ragajazz world premiere joined by 40 singers of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, the transcendent vocals of LA’s own spiritual jazz shaman Dwight Trible and Columbian flute and saxophone legend Justo Almario.

Join a weekend of spirited ritual music, genre-bending rhythms and improvisations, dynamic speakers and local climate change, environmental and social organizations dedicated to inspiring people to be change-makers in their own communities. For tickets and full schedule of the weekend info visit

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