So excited to announce that Shakti Collective will be performing and presenting on Saturday, June 2 at the National Cathedral Lawn in Washington, DC for One Journey Festival! One Journey Festival is a FREE, day-long family-friendly celebration of the courage, culture, talents, and benefits of refugees. In addition to being one of the sponsors for this event, Shakti Collective will be performing our Sufi music and dance set along with a fabulous musical ensemble: Rob Coltun(Guitar), Kamyar Arsani(Daf), Deepak Shenoy(Tabla), Meera Chakravarthy(Flute), and Mick Rabaa(Synth)! Our music combines old and new, East and West, by presenting modern takes on classic Indian and Turkish Sufi songs that celebrate love and devotion to the Divine.
If that's not enough to lure you in, here are a few more highlights:
- Food. A Live cooking show with Chef Jose Andres & a local refugee chef...PLUS 10+ food trucks owned by local refugee & immigrant chefs Fashion.
Sudanese refugee turned actor/model and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Ger Duany shares his story and impact in addressing the refugee crisis
Music & Dance. Live performances and dance workshops led by refugee & immigrant artists
Art. Mural creation by Marymount University, and a photo exhibition on the activities of Syrian refugee youth in Turkey's Children of Karam HouseTechnology.
An Immersive audiovisual experience and 360-VR experiences to connect festival goers with refugees living in overseas camps or host countries
World Marketplace. Local refugee artisans & business owners to showcase their talent and creative perspectives
Next Gen Tent. A dedicated tent for children engagement with multi-language calligraphy, welcome card making, storytelling, kite making, and more
And much much more! Please come and support this wonderful event.