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2024 International Day of Peace with Jaipur Literature Festival

Sunday, September 8, 2024
9:00 AM

International Day of Peace with Jaipur Literature Festival Houston
Pay What You Can $10-25, general admission chair seating

In collaboration with Jaipur Literature Festival Houston, the Rothko Chapel hosts Sonam Kalra & the Sufi Gospel Project alongside youth poets for a contemplative morning music and poetry experience inside the sanctuary followed by light bites on the Plaza. 

About the presenters
The brainchild of singer and composer, Sonam Kalra, 'Sonam Kalra & The Sufi Gospel Project' is an attempt to blend the many voices of faith, through song, music, and the spoken word. Traditional Western gospels meld with Indian classical sounds, and Indian spiritual texts are enriched by elements of Western poetry to create a sound that touches every soul. Revealing that no matter what the language of the lyrics, or the ethnicity of the sounds, there is but one language, the language of faith. And that is the universal truth. Accompanying Sonam on this project are Ahsan Ali, Rajesh Prasanna, Amaan Ali, Tarit Pal, and Alex Fernandes.

About the observance
This event is held in observance of International Day of Peace which takes place annually on September 21st. Established in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a global culture of peace.


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