27 / 08 / 21
With London’s first ever interfaith fun run only a few days to go, today well take a look at some of the amazing international performances electrifying the afternoon mood with their dazzling performances. In true interfaith fashion we will take a look at five groups from London diverse faith and cultural communities, including a Sufi Zekr group and a performance from a Japanese group deriving from Shintoism and various eastern beliefs.
These performances were in part organised in collaboration with Faiths in Tune.
Faiths In Tune organises interfaith music festivals, events, workshops and other interactive formats across Europe to promote peaceful coexistence through music, art and personal encounters. In the UK it is best known for its London Interfaith Music Festival, which has been taking place annually since 2012 and has been hosted at the British Museum since 2016, featuring several dozens of different religious and cultural communities and reaching over 15,000 people of diverse backgrounds every year.
The fun run will begin at 10am and feature a number of sponsored run, food stall, interfaith zone and family-friendly activities with the performances taking places throughout the afternoon.
Shumei is a Japanese spiritual movement founded in 1970 to spread the teachings of Mokichi Okada, aiming to foster health, happiness and harmony for all. It is derived from Shintoism as well as other religions, and practices Taiko drumming.
Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band London has become renowned around the world as being a civilian band with military style discipline. The Band was established in 1972 to bring and keep together the youth of the local Hindu community, in an endeavour that would provide them training in a musical instrument, performance and marching band skills together with vital, discipline and transferable life skills.
MTO Shahmaghsoudi is a London-based School of Islamic Sufism. Their activities span a range of community and learning initiatives such as youth mentorship and support, Sufi concentration and meditation (Tamarkoz) and Sufi zekr & music.
The London International Gospel Choir is one of the largest open community choirs London, allowing people who enjoy singing to meet socially while developing their voice – with uplifting material including gospel, pop and soul.
Even more performances will be taking place on the day!