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FIRMA | Faiths In Tune

International Festival of Religions through Music and Arts

10 - 14 May 2018, Turin International Book Fair, Italy

​Nell'ambito del nostro continuo sforzo per ampliare il lavoro di Faiths In Tune a livello internazionale, siamo orgogliosi di annunciare la nostra nuova collaborazione con il Centro Studi sulle Nuove Religioni (CESNUR), l’Osservatorio sul Pluralismo Religioso di Torino, ORLIR e il Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino per organizzare il nostro primo festival interreligioso di musica, performance e arti in Italia. Il festival sarà ospitato al Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino dal 10 al 14 maggio 2018.

L'ingresso al festival sarà libero e aperto al pubblico.


As part of an exciting quest to expand the work of Faiths In Tune internationally, we are proud to announce our new cooperation with the Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), the Osservatorio sul Pluralismo Religioso of Turin, the International Obervatory of Religious Liberty of Refugees (ORLIR) and the Turin International Book Fair to organise our first ever Interfaith Music, Performances and Art Festival in Italy, to be hosted at the Turin International Book Fair from 10 to 14 May 2018.

The entrance to the festival will be free and open to the public.




Festival venues:

Royal Club

Piazza Muzio Scevola 2, Turin

Turin International Book Fair

Lingotto centre, Via Nizza 280, Turin

Thursday 10 May
Royal Club

17:30 - 18:00


Anja Fahlenkamp (Faiths In Tune)

Massimo Introvigne (CESNUR)

18:00 - 19:00


Gerard Edery's "Three Faiths, Three Cultures" explores the rich cross-fertilization that occurred in Medieval Spain between people of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths. This fascinating mosaic of songs, poems, stories and historical anecdotes from the Golden Age of Spain tells of a rich cultural heritage that invites the possibility of coexistence, respect and peace among all peoples.

19:15 - 19:45


Alex Jacobowitz is an exceptionally talented artist and street performer from the Hassidic depths of Brooklyn, drawing the audience into Jewish mysticism and music with the sound and vibrations of his marimba-xylophone.

20:00 - 20:30


Barış Şahin alias the "Zekir of Mekteb i-Irfan" allows a glimpse into the Alevi faith tradition of Anatolia, where prayer consists of communal, musical recitals of poetry accompanied by the Saz.

20:45 - 21:15

Waldensian Evangelical Christianity

The Semincanto a cappella choir will allow the aduience to explore various pieces and hymns from classic Waldensian liturgy. Singing is central to Waldensian practice, as it is considered an expression of praise and faith and a form of prayer

Friday 11 May
Royal Club

18:30 - 19:00


19:15 - 19:45


Through dancing, singing and acting, this performance will offer an insight into the principles of Taoism, using Tibetan bells, hang and gong.

20:00 - 20:30

Christian esoterism

Pensa e Vai are a spiritual esoterical group of Christian denomination. Through poetry, they express their commitment to peace and universal unity. The group will offer a quiet recitation of poems accompanied by music.

20:45 - 21:15

Catholic Christianity

Saturday 12 May
Royal Club

17:45 - 18:15

Shintoism / Shinji Shumeikai

Shumei Italia will share the Amatsunorito prayer, followed by Opera singing and a unique Taiko drumming performance. Taiko drumming originates in Japanese shintoism and is traditionally believed to help transport prayers to the ancestors and spirits in heaven. Shumei is a modern Japanese movement and philosophy which unites people from different faith background to practice organic agriculture, artistic excellence and spiritual healing which is achieved through Shumei's Amatsunorito prayer in combination with the Jyorei healing ceremony.

18:30 - 19:00


Thea's voice accompanies the listener on a deeply meditative spiritual journey, through the therapeutic power of Himalayan yoga mantras and the sacred sounds of the Tibetan bells, the harmonium and other Asian instruments.

19:15 - 19:45

Christian Meditation

Vincent Bonelli, a British artist based in Barcelona, offers an acoustic set of melodic songs that cover life experiences from a spiritual perspective.

20:00 - 20:30


The Centro Buddha della Medicina introduces into the spiritual practice of Vajarayana Buddhism with chants and mantras, dances and a film.

20:45 - 21:15

Anglican Christianity

This performance will showcase vocal and instrumental pieces from the 16th and 17th centuries inspired by the Anglican liturgical tradition. The harpsichordist Giovanna Carugno will perform the spinetta pieces from the well-known Fitzwilliam Virginal and Mulliner books. A choir conducted by Maestro Angelo Fusacchia will sing pieces from an unpublished manuscript of the Edwardian epoch preserved at the British Library in London.

Sunday 13 May
Royal Club

17:45 - 18:15

Protestant Christianity

The CERBI church offers a modern arrangements of 3 songs by authors inspired by the Protestant Reformation.

18:30 - 19:00


19:15 - 19:45

Christianity in China

The Church of Almighty God will reproduce an award-winning music performance of Chinese songs typical of the church that was previously performed at Mondoreligioni in Rome.

20:00 - 20:30

Christianity in Mexico

Members of La Luz del Mundo's communities in VeniceMilanRome and Varese will come together as a choir to sing songs from the Luz dell Mundo tradition.

20:45 - 21:15


The Italian Islamic Religious Community (Comunità Religiosa Islamica - COREIS) presents the Sukun Ensemble, which will play Islamic music and, as the final music performance of the festival, symbolise our stance against Islamophobia and hatred.

Monday 14 May
Turin International Book Fair at the Lingotto

17:00 - 18:30

Roundtable on “Religion, music and arts to promote peace and counter radicalisation" with faith representatives from participating groups:

Alevi community, Bnei Baruch, Centro Buddha della Medicina, Chiesa Anglicana Tradizionalista, Chiesa Cattolica, Chiesa di Dio Onnipotente, Chiesa La Luz del Mundo, Chiesa Ortodossa Italiana, Chiesa Valdese, Chiese CERBI, Centro Buddha della Medicina, COREIS, Interdependence, ISKCON (Yoga Mantra), Kabbalah Centre International, Soka Gakkai, Taoist Associazione AnMa)

Monday 14 May (continued)
Royal Club

21:00 - 22:00

Final roundtable on “Religion, music and arts to promote peace and counter radicalisation" with faith representatives from participating groups (see above), followed by closing ceremony.

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