Dialogues with the Divine (Spring 2015)
Dialogues with the Divine is a five-part concert series that pairs Hindu sacred music with devotional music from other major world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism. Launched and curated by Deepti Navaratna, the series began in March 2015, with Sacred Songs of Hindus and Jews, a concert produced by the Boston Jewish Music Festival in collaboration with Congregation Ohabei Shalom in Brookline. NEC’s EM grant will support the next concert in the series, Call of the Sufis, which will feature Sufi poems from Persia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Kashmir and India, connecting the transcendental lyrics of Jalaluddin Rumi to the Hindu mystic Meerabai. The concert will be organized and promoted in partnership with the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and feature Deepti in performance with Dr. Robert Labaree’s DÜNYA Ensemble.