ResoNation: Sacred Sounds Beyond Borders

ResoNation: Sacred Sounds Beyond Borders

Sacred World Music Festival | September 21-22, 2019

On September 21-22, 2019, the Graduate Theological Union hosted ResoNation: Sacred Sounds Beyond Borders, Berkeley's first sacred world music festival, presenting music that celebrates and heals the human spirit, transcends borders, and engages the whole person and wider community. The inaugural festival in 2019 featured an evening concert Saturday, September 21 in the Pacific School of Religion (PSR) Chapel, and a free community music day for all ages on the PSR campus Sunday, September 22. Watch video highlights and learn more about ResoNation below. 

Video Highlights from ResoNation: Sacred Sounds Beyond Borders, Sept 21-22, 2019

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 | 7:30-10:00PM 

Featured artists included: 

Miriam Peretz and the Qadim Ensemble, Piyutim from the Eastern Diaspora

Mahsa Vahdat and Atabak Elyasi, original Iranian sounds inspired by the poet Rumi

Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble, mystical songs from Eastern Europe  

Parvathy Baul, Baul traditional music, influenced by Sahajiya Buddhism, Turkish Sufism and Bengali Hinduism

Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir, African American roots music

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 | 1:00-5:30PM

Participatory workshop sessions with:

Linda Tillery

Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble

Threshold Choir

Nigun Collective

Dr. Yolanda Norton | Beyonce Mass

Catherine Braslavsky | Hildegard von Bingen

Rev. Ann Jefferson | Gospel

Mahsa Vahdat

Miriam Peretz


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For more information, contact Dr. Eleanor Shapiro