Peace Day - 2012

 Peace Day Philly is a grassroots initiative that encourages active participation across the Philadelphia region on the International Day of Peace, a global day of ceasefire and non-violence observed worldwide on September 21. The Peace Day Philly initiative welcomes organizations, neighborhoods, community groups and individuals to observe this global day by creating and getting involved in peaceful and non-violent activities during the week of September 17th.

In celebration of this initiative, Intercultural Journeys will present its second annual concert in University City at the historic Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 3723 Chestnut Street. IJ’s world-class artists will bring their roots from Israeli, Jordanian, Afghan, and African - American backgrounds to the stage for a remarkable evening.

In celebration of Peace Day and in honor of the occasion,  Afghanistan' Internationally renowned artist, composer, and rubâb master, Homayoun Sakhi, will make a special guest appearance for a solo performance and special collaboration with renowned composer, trumpeter, and artist, Hannibal Lokumbe, and IJ’s Artistic Director, Udi Bar-David.

The entire evening will include performances by:

• Hannibal Lokumbe – World-renowned African-American trumpeter and artist

• Homayoun Sakhi – Afghanistan' Internationally renowned Artist composer/rubâb master

• Udi Bar-David – Israeli cellist, member of the Philadelphia Orchestra

• Phyllis Chapel - World Jazz vocalist

• Farah Siraj - Jordanian vocalist, Jordan’s Musical Ambassador

• Hafez El-Ali Kotain – Syrian-Venezuelan percussionist

Tickets for this concert can be purchased at the door (via cash or check) and online at

Students with proper ID - $10.00

General Admission - $20.00

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

3723 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA  19104

7:30 p.m.

This concert is generously sponsored by Jack and Ramona Vosbikian, the University of Pennsylvania's Middle East Center, and the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts.

Learn more about Peace Day Philly 2012