In her song Sacred Places, Ferndale-based jazz pianist, singer and songwriter Amy Saari sings:
…I wanna be right at home, I wanna be right at home, I wanna be right at home in every sacred place…so that in every church and every temple and every house of holy people, I can be a sister of all souls…and every time I lift my hands up, the music sounds and a teacher stands up, sounding out the words that make us whole…I wanna be right at home, I wanna be right at home, I wanna be right at home in every sacred place…where there are no saints and no sinners, none are lost and none are winners,
Saari will be lending her talents to the first in a musical series sponsored by IFLC and Detroit Interfaith Outreach Network (DION), taking place 4-6 p.m. Sunday January 21 Detroit Muslim Center 1605 W. Davison, Detroit
This is a joint program of the Detroit Interfaith Outreach Network and the Interfaith Leadership Council, featuring various musical styles and artists who have created pieces around the theme of interfaith unity.
The tickets are just $8 in advance or $10 at the door.
Seating is limited to 100, so get your seats NOW!
Coffee and refreshments for purchase.
Donation to musicians is suggested and greatly appreciated.
Bring a non-perishable food item for the Feed The Homeless program at this mosque which they do twice a week.
DION is best known for its resilience interfaith summer picnics on Belle Isle, which for the last seven years have gathered 400 people or more to celebrate the summer season and community through an interfaith community picnic, according to IFLC board member Rabbi Dorit Edut, who runs the group.
“Our summer programs are so successful, so we figured that we need some social get togethers in the colder months as well,” Edut said. “Music is a way to transcend differences and is a unifying method to learn from each other and appreciate one another’s backgrounds. The music series introduces our groups to a variety of styles, from jazz to classical to folk. And there will be time to socialize afterwards too.”
The eclectic music series continues in March with Flint-based folk guitarist Tom Allen and in May with Hindu singer and dancer Lalitha Ramamoorthy. Dates and locations to be determined so stay tuned by following our website or our Facebook page.