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Sounds of Faith
Welcome to the second Sounds of Faith Chicago concert, and the seventh such concert nation-wide. I am very proud to be hosting this concert in my spiritual home, the historic KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation sanctuary.
However, while I may be the host, these concerts are the brainchild and vision of Dr. Shakeela Hassan. When I first met Shakeela some years ago, I was struck by her intense focus on the concept of sound as a universal human experience. The idea that we could use sound to highlight the things we have in common, rather than always focusing on those that divide us, is truly inspiring.
As I have participated in shaping these concerts, I have learned more about the place of sound in Christian and Muslim traditions and see that our three faiths have much to unite us. As a musician, I am very aware of the power of music to uplift the spirit, to express deeply-felt emotions, to bring people together. I hope you fill find this experience educational, interesting, rewarding, and inspiring.
Member of the Board, Harran Productions Foundation