Brought to you by the New Orleans Healing Center, Jazz & Heritage Foundation, WWOZ, and The Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival
Musical Lineup includes:
* Deacon John * Kora Konnection * 101 Drummers featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and Spy Boy Honey Bannister * Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band * Bodhi3 * Claude Bryant and the Allstars * Mayumi Shara * La Source Ancienne Ounfo * J.C. and Company * RedHawk * Yoginda / Vaisnavas * Chuck Perkins * Be-Bop Robichaux * Clarke Peters * Ken Ferdinand * Reverend Joe Givens * Nasr Nance * Chief Bafagunwa * Cantor Jamie Marx *Debra Howard
The New Orleans Sacred Music Festival brings performers from New Orleans’ diverse faith and cultural communities to share music, chants, prayers, brief ceremonies and conversations about the transformative power of music with the public. At a time when there is still much division, conflict, and misunderstanding in the world between people of different faiths -- The Sacred Music Festival is a vitally important summit where people of diverse cultures and traditions can come together and share their voices through the universal and unifying power of music. Some performances are traditional, others innovative. Melodic, inspirational and uplifting, yet serious and profoundly personal, all sacred music carries similar themes of hope, no matter what language is spoken. Ancient and cutting edge at the same time, fun and lively, and full of magical moments-- where else are you going to see Tibetan monks rocking out to Gospel music? Don't miss one of New Orleans' most unique and inspiring festivals!