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2nd Annual New Orleans Sacred Music Festival: Spirit Grooves
Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM (CDT)
New Orleans, LA
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Time: 10:30am - 10:30 pm.
Partnering with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation WWOZ 90.7 and the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival, this year’s festival honors the ability of sacred music to transcend boundaries and bring healing to connect us to each other and to the Divine. The event works to generate public awareness about the New Orleans Healing Center as a multifaceted venue, while promoting cultural understanding between diverse group in a celebration of human spirit and the rich spiritual and cultural traditions represented in our city. Ancient and cutting edge at the same time, where else are you going to see Tibetan monks rocking out to Gospel music? Sacred music has the power to heal the wounds of violence and restore peace to neighborhoods.
The Sacred Music Festival, at New Orleans Healing Center, brings performers from New Orleans’ diverse faith and cultural communities to share music, prayers, brief ceremonies and conversations about the transformative power of music with the public. 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. The festival is an opportunity to promote understanding and awareness and pay homage to the city’s traditions in a respectful, sacred and healing environment.
A portin of the proceeds will got the New Orleans Community Outreach Program (NOCO)
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New Orleans Healing Center
To provide a holistic, safe, sustainable center that heals, fulfills and empowers the individual and the community by providing services and programs promoting physical, nutritional, emotional, intellectual, environmental and spiritual well-being. Within the next four years, the New Orleans Healing Center (NOHC) will become a model for urban, community healing around the world. With an overarching aim to revitalize and unify the seven (7) surrounding downtown neighborhoods, the NOHC will work fervently to ensure that the synergistic culture established will be a holistic and sustainable sanctuary to its community, the city, the region and visitors throughout the world. The NOHC will provide a full range of programs, services and products designed to enlighten and engage the minds, bodies and spirits of a diverse population while transforming and healing lives. The NOHC through its collaborative silos will stimulate economic and environmental development in the city and redefine how to “heal” a community.
The New Orleans Healing Center is well run by highly motivated leaders who bring the mission and vision to life; maintains and supports itself through a variety of creative avenues; serves visitors to its community, and invites, accepts and appreciates the participation of others who benefit the community in benevolent ways; is honored and respected as a pioneering adventure, bringing new dynamics to the culture and community of New Orleans, especially the areas surrounding the center; uses its leadership capabilities in a variety of ways to bring support and assistance to community members.