Press Release: Intercultural Journeys Announces 2014/2015 Season: Songs for Peace

Season performed in partnership with International House Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA—Intercultural Journeys is proud to announce its 2014/2015 season: Songs for Peace in partnership with International House Philadelphia. The inaugural season, set to begin in October 2014, will take place at International House Philadelphia’s Ibrahim Theater in University City. This represents the first partnership between Intercultural Journeys and International House Philadelphia.

The 2014/2015 season will feature five concerts, each showcasing a variety of diverse cultures and faiths, and explores the theme of “Songs for Peace.” The season will feature many new faces alongside past IJ performers. The season opens with past IJ artist Farah Siraj, “Jordan’s Music Ambassadress,” in concert with her band The Arabian Jazz Project and with special guest, spiritchild, a self-described “freedom singer” and hip-hop artist.  Other performances will include: Alex Shaw, Director of the well-known Alô Brasil and member of the Spoken Hand Percussion Ensemble; Found Sound Nation member, Elena Moon Park; Vermont-based Apple Hill String Quartet; and local favorite, the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change.

Intercultural Journeys is also pleased to announce that the 2014/2015 Season marks a move to a new concert model, one that blends performances at International House Philadelphia with special, community engagement concerts designed to take place within a specific, and often underserved community. Intercultural Journeys’ community engagement series will be announced closer to each concert date.

“We are so excited to have this opportunity to partner with International House Philadelphia. Not only is it a wonderful venue, but International House’s mission of promoting goodwill and mutual understanding between different cultures is so complementary to our own mission of promoting peace and dialogue through the arts,” said Mary Javian, the IJ Curator who planned the 2014/2015 Season. “We are also excited to be based in University City—the neighborhoods of which are so diverse. This gives us the opportunity to connect to our community better than ever before.”

“We’re really looking forward to working with Intercultural Journeys this season,” said William Parker, International House Philadelphia’s Director of Arts, Communications, and Events. “Their dedication to promoting peace and dialogue through the Arts was a natural fit for International House, and the high quality performances will add a new dimension to our programs for the community.”

Tickets range from $8 to $15 and can be purchased through the box office at International House Philadelphia, located at 3701 Chestnut Street in University City, Philadelphia.