The Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, Cultural Arts Collective and the Sydney Sacred Music Festival presents…
Sacred Unions – 20 September – 7pm – Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
This intimate event features several great amazing musicians coming together to show the diverse rituals and music associated with Weddings and other sacred unions!
Traditional Lao wedding
Experience a demonstration of a traditional Lao wedding will be performed by a Mor Pone (marriage celebrant) from the Lao Buddhist Society of NSW Inc. This involves the chanting by the Mor Pone to bless and tying of white strings on wrists to unite the newly wed couple. At the end of the Baci Ceremony the couple will be guided to ask for forgiveness and express words of gratitude to parents and elders of both families.
Geet and Beat
A series of songs, poetry and rhythms that are popularly performed in marriages across North and South India with a modern adaptation and flavour. An exciting venture by acclaimed Classical Singer Sumathi Krishnan, renowned cellist and musicologist Dr John Napier, and popular tablist Maharshi Raval.
The Methodist Church of Samoa Choir
Blacktown Youth Choir is a 90 voice strong group who enjoys performing devotional Christian music in their Samoan language in four part harmony with traditional hands and body movements telling stories related to their music.
Virtuoso Mexican harpist, a walking encyclopedia of Latin music who has redefined the harp as a solo and lead instrument in a multitude of musical contexts. He’s played with everyone from Angus & Julia Stone and Los Lobos to Jimmy Barnes, and appeared on folk, world music, rock and blues festival stages Australia-wide. Victor will play music steeped in the folkloric traditions of his native Mexico.
Karifi and the African Union Dancers
Members of Ghanaian Drumming ensemble Karifi, will share the their African wedding ritual and ceremony through chant and rhythms!
Please ring to book your seat! (02) 9609 3993
Fairfield Museum and Gallery
632 The Horsley Dr, Smithfield NSW 2164