PeaceSong Returns to SHU Oct. 10

Six musicians of different nationalities and faith backgrounds will perform in Franceour Theatre

Siena Heights University will host an upcoming international musical performance that will promote peacemaking and interfaith relationships.PeaceSong_logo.jpg


“PeaceSong,” a group of six musicians of different nationalities and faith backgrounds, will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 in Franceour Theatre on the campus of Siena Heights University. This concert is open not only to the Siena community, but to the entire community as well.


“PeaceSong” encourages dialogue between cultures otherwise torn by political conflict and misunderstanding. The concert will feature traditional and contemporary music from around the world that calls for understanding and an end to violence. All the musicians who are performing were educated at the renowned Berklee College of Music.


“This is an opportunity for not only our community to be enriched by a rare musical experience,” said April Gutierrez, director of Intercultural Affairs at Siena Heights University. “This year, there will be musicians representing three major faith traditions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism.”


This year’s performers are Zade Dirani, Jordanian pianist/composer and his nation's leading cultural ambassador; Evan Gutierrez, a Latin Jazz/Hip Hop musician and band leader; Mike Torres, an up-and-coming electric bass player with a jazz/funk focus; Uri Sharlin, an accordion player who is an established world musician well versed in Brazilian and Israeli music; Paula Green, a soul, R&B and jazz percussionist/vocalist from Chicago and Marco Godoy, an award-winning Latin pop and salsa composer/performer.


This concert is sponsored by SHU Student Activities and Intercultural Affairs. For ticket information, please call April Gutierrez at 517-264-7197.

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