Intercult’s artist-in-residence Mamadou Sene will spend the end of the year in India at the Tagore Festival together with Vox Pacis.
The aim of Vox Pacis is to work in an inter-religious way for peace and reconciliation in order to build bridges between religions, cultures and people. We are doing this by means of cooperation with artists from the great religions: Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and with tradition- holders like the Sufis, the Tibetan Buddhists and the Romanies. In the scope of our performances we are combining and crossing theatre, dances, movement and songs from different parts of the world. We want to enhance the links that unite instead of focusing on the differences and divergences between people. There is much more that joins us than separates us. We believe that by sharing musical experiences together, conditions will arise for mutual understanding and better relations between people, cultures and religions. So far Vox Pacis has staged around fifty theatrical productions with artists from fifteen different countries.
Mamadou Sene – world music artist with Senegalese roots, Marie Kvernmo – Sámi Joik artist from Northern Sámiland, Norway, Loten Namling – famous artist from Tibet, Gunnel Mauritzson – folk singer and song teacher from Sweden, Gunilla Nordlund – founder, artistic leader and stage director of Vox Pacis, Harry Vaatstra – chorister and soloist, Arne Johansson – organist, soloist and conductor at Sofia church in Stockholm, Debasis Mukherjee – tabla player and teacher from Kolkata, Virpi Pahkinen – Finnish-Swedish solo dancer and choreographer, Shipra Nandy – singer from Kolkata, living in Sweden