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Chant4Change Festival Offers Music to Heal the Nation’s Soul

Aug 30, 2016 09:57PM
At a time when the noise of division dominates the national political discussion, meditative music offers a peaceful alternative. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 8, one month before Election Day, the Lincoln Memorial will host a free festival of more than 20 musicians and inspirational speakers. The event is free with registration.

Chant4Change organizers say their goal is ambitious: to heal the nation through inclusive chant music, including gospel, kirtan and more. Presenters include Jai Uttal, Gaura Vani and Sweet Honey in the Rock, along with Radhanath Swami, author of The Journey Within and Yoga Alliance's Andrew Tanner.

“The situation we are facing as a globe cannot be solved alone," says kirtan musician Gaura Vani of the Juggernauts and Hanumen. "Music offers a way to come together and to listen to each other.” The event will present an opportunity for all people in the greater metro area to raise their voice in song to heal the soul of our country, along with thousands of others from across the social, political and religious spectrum—celebrating the diversity which strengthens this country.

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