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Date: 26 September 2008 15:49:17 BDT
Subject: Book now for World Sacred Music Festival

Book now in person at Dome Box Office, New Rd (no booking fee)
Or phone: 01273 709709. Online bookings: ��

Brighton Festival of World Sacred Music
12-19 October 2008

This year�s week-long festival looks East - with international artists from India, Japan, China, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. We�ve picked out some highlights you won�t want to miss.

Sunday 12 October
The London Bulgarian Choir

Led by the dazzling Dessislava Stefanova, the London Bulgarian Choir will take you on a journey around Bulgaria, exploring the creative traditions of this land, from passionate folk songs to unbelievably moving Orthodox chants.
7.45pm, St Bartholomew�s Church, Ann St

Thursday 16 October
Kala Chethena Kathakali

Exquisite costumes, stunning music and powerful drumming combine in this spectacular dance-theatre from South India. The Kala Chethena Kathakali group perform Daksha Yaga, a thrilling story of love and betrayal between Lord Siva, his wife Sathi and her father King Daksha.
7.30pm The Old Market, Hove

Friday 17 October
Japanese Buddhist Monks from Kyoto

Take a rare glimpse into Japanese temple life with Buddhist monks
Shichiseikai. Experience sutra chanting and rituals that are usually performed only in secluded monasteries, far from the public gaze. An Indian flute (bansurai) soars as the monks� voices rise and fall to create a rich variety of harmonic overtones.
8pm St George�s Church, Kemptown

Saturday 18 October
Sufi and Mystic Music Night

�A spectacular night of solo performances and rich collaborations that combine the mystical music of Sheikh Ahmad Dede and his Whirling Dervishes; the richly resonant voice of Turkish Sufi troubadour Latif Bolat; and the extraordinary energy of singer, dancer and musician Parvathy Baul from West Bengal.
8pm St George�s Church, Kemptown

Sunday 19 October
Nina Virdee

Nina Virdee is a leading exponent of Hindustani classical vocal music. Hear her beautiful and resonant voice capture the spiritual and soulful emotions of Gurbani Keertan - Sikh spiritual poetry.
1pm Brighton Unitarian Church

Sunday 19 October
Mor Karbasi

Stunning young singer Mor Karbasi, who is descended from Moroccan and Persian Jewish parents, sings in the ancient language of Ladino as well as Spanish, Hebrew and English, with a strong flamenco flavour throughout.
7.30pm, Sallis Benney, Grand Parade

Plus more concerts, workshops and free events.
For more information and to join our mailing list visit our website at

Book now
In person: Dome Box Office, New Road, BN1 1UE (no booking fee)
By phone: 01273 709709

Red Earth environmental arts group are creating a week of intimate, improvised performance, workshops and ritual with international musicians at the Chattri Memorial on the South Downs (Patcham) from 12-19 October.
You can:
10-1pm: Work with the artists to make installations from local greenwood
3-4.30pm: Make
diwa lamp as part of the installation
5pm: Watch performances each day

For more information and programme see:


Thanks to our funders and sponsors: Arts Council England, South East; Awards For All; Sing Up; Brighton & Hove City Council; The Inlight Trust; The Hibbert Trust; The Hilden Charitable Fund; The Tillett Trust; Griffith Smith Farrington Webb; McPhersons Walpole Harding; Brighton Media Centre; Bagelman; The Chilli Pickle; Sanctuary; Paskins Hotel; General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches; The London District and South Eastern Provincial Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches; International Association for Religious Freedom (British Chapter);
BBC Southern Counties; Radio Reverb; Rocks; Federation of Disabled People.

Penny Allen��-� ��General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the �board

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