The People Behind FAITHS IN TUNE
The FAITHS IN TUNE Interfaith Music Festival couldn't be made possible without those many wonderful people who devote their love, efforts and time to FAITH IN TUNE's cause of promoting interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence.
Anja Fahlenkamp (BA Politics, MA International Relations) is diplomat, political scientist and social entrepreneur. She founded the London Interfaith Music Festival in 2011 during her BA Politics studies at SOAS, University of London, originally in the context of her role as the SOAS Students' Union's elected Anti-racism Officer at the time, to promote interfaith respect, dialogue and coexistence through music. Starting with the first festival in April 2012, Anja has since organised and run annual Interfaith Music Festivals in London (from 2015 onwards in cooperation with The British Museum) and has expanded her work to other cities including Berlin, Birmingham, Cologne, Dresden, Lindau and Turin.
For her work she has has been honoured with several awards, including the SOAS Director's Prize, Young Achiever's Award and the Egisto Volterrani Prize for Dialogue, and she has been invited to several international fora, such as the World Parliament of Religions and even the White House, to speak about her work. She became an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow in 2014, an A Common Word Among Youth Fellow in 2015, a G20 Young Global Changer in 2018 and a KAICIID International Fellow in 2019.
Anja is the CEO of COEXIST Music & Events e. Kfr., a registered social enterprise in Berlin, Germany since 2014. She has worked for various government, non-governmental and international organisations in Germany and the UK. She currently serves as foreign cultural policy desk officer at the German Federal Foreign Ministry and will complete her diplomatic attaché training in the German Foreign Service Academy in 2021.
She is politically and socially engaged to improve the conditions of minorities, migrants and refugees in Germany. The mother of three lives in Berlin, raises her children trilingually, and loves singing, reading, learning languages and travelling with her family.
Project Manager Berlin
Adina is an allround talent who has worked in the hospitality, tourism and retail sectors. She has accompanied Faiths In Tune's journey from the beginning and is now supporting Faiths In Tune's festival organisation for our "Festival der Religionen" in Berlin, Germany. Before working for Faiths In Tune she used to run a family café in Berlin where she was famous for putting on the best children's birthday parties in town. She is passionate about connecting with people of all different religions. She loves children and has four kids and three grandchildren of her own.
Project Assistant & Communications Manager Berlin
When real-life archeologist Friede from Berlin, Germany isn't digging up fascinating facts and anscient artefacts from Azerbaijan to Iran Indiana Jones-style, she supports the Faiths In Tune Festivals on the ground in Berlin, London and elsewhere and helps us keep in touch with the world via Twitter and Facebook.
Faiths In Tune Artist Ambassador
Barış from Cologne, Germany is a member of the German Alevi community and has been an active part of Faiths In Tune since 2016. As the talented singer and musician that he is, he has performed at our festivals in Berlin, London, Turin and now Cologne and represents Faiths In Tune as our Artist Ambassador around the world.
Faiths In Tune Youth Ambassador
Jacob Fahlenkamp from Berlin is not just a brilliant computer scientist, but also the acting Youth Ambassador for Faiths In Tune. He has been actively supporting Faiths In Tune festivals since 2016 and has not just supported the festivals on the ground, but has also represented Faiths In Tune at external events and international fora including the Berlin Carnival of Cultures and the Connecting Actions initiative, and was a Faiths In Tune delegate at the founding meeting of the European Institute for Dialogue in Paris in June 2018.
Photography and Video Support
Starting with the 2nd festival in 2013, FAITHS IN TUNE Interfaith Music Festival had the privilege of being professionally video-recorded so that the festival's performances could be shared with everyone on the festival's official Youtube channel, including all those who for some reason couldn't make it to the festival in person. Besides those rare occasions when we had funds to pay comapanies to film our festicals, Ruari Lane in 2013, Carlotta Mastrojanni in 2014, Massumeh Rasch and her team in 2015, Camila Morgause in 2017 and Sebastian Römisch in 2019 graciously volunteered to film the festival and did an indispensable, brilliant job in preserving the festival memory for our official Youtube channel!
Since 2017, the brilliant Anton Tal has been Faiths In Tune's official festival photographer in Berlin, but we are also thankful to brilliant photographers Rudi Prott, Tahra Sebti and Odeta Catana among others for taking gorgeous photos at our festivals in London and Berlin.
An all-day festival of course could not be successful without great caterers to feed our hungry festival attendees! We have had some great food from wonderful caterers including Murtaja's Middle Eastern Catering and Alberto's Spanish Street Food in London and Karun Bistro in Berlin.