Sacred Harp Shapenote Singers
November 7, 2007

Kalamazoo’s Sacred Harp Shapenote Singers presented a one-hour video, discussion and workshop session as a fringe event.

This presentation was supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from General Mills Foundation, Land O’Lakes Foundation, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Hartman & Milanovich

Donna Milanovich and Stephen Hartman
November 8, 2007

Chicago-based Donna Milanovich (flute) and Stephen Hartman (harp) presented a program based on Hebraic themes with guests Emily Lodine (vocalist featured in the award-winning documentary film Mystery of Love), and Elizabeth Start (cello).

Tibetan Buddhist Monks

Tibetan Buddhist Monks (Mandala Sand Painting)
November 8-11, 2007
Kalamazoo Valley Museum

The monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery constructed a mandala sand painting at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.

Michael Chikuzen Gould

Michael "Chikuzen" Gould
November 9, 2007

A sacred flute program was presented by this master shakuhachi performer and teacher based out of Wyoming.

Tibetan Buddhist Monks

Tibetan Buddhist Monks (Concert of Song & Dance)
November 10, 2007
Chenery Auditorium

In addition to their mandala sand painting throughout the week, the monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery performed a public program of music and dance at Chenery Auditorium.

Take 6

Take 6
November 10, 2007
Miller Auditorium

The award-winning a capella gospel sextet performed at Miller Auditorium. Also on the program was Kalamazoo’s NAEA GospelFest Choir, directed by Roland Sunkins.

Dawud Wharnsby and Mohamad Aburatib

Dawud Wharnsby and Mohamad Aburatib
November 10, 2007

Internationally known Muslim singer-songwriter Dawud Wharnsby returned by popular demand for a performance of English-language nasheed and original works. Internationally known singer Mohamad Aburatib performed Arabic-language nasheed.

Ellen Kushner
November 10, 2007

Public Radio’s Ellen Kushner (pictured) returned to the Festival and moderated a multi-faith discussion, as well as premiered a new radio drama created in collaboration with Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz on Saturday. The three artists also participated in other activities during the weekend.

David Schrader

David Schrader
November 10, 2007

David Schrader, who has appeared on the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in many roles, performed during the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music in 2007.

Kalamazoo Singers

Kalamazoo Singers
November 11, 2007
First Presbyterian Church

The Kalamazoo Singers (Thomas Kasdorf, Director) and the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus (Fred Sang, Director) presented a Sunday afternoon concert at First Presbyterian Church.

Rohan Krishnamurthy

Rohan Krishnamurthy
November 11, 2007

Rohan Krishnamurthy (mridangam South Indian drum) led a youthful quartet (Shruti Iyer, Kirnavali Narasimhan, and Shoba Narayanan) in South Indian music and dance.

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