Abdul Ghaffar Khan (Bacha Khan) organized the Khudai Khidmatgar, a weapon-less army of more than 100,000 volunteer soldiers over a long period of years (beginning in 1930) struggling with many nonviolent methods for dignity and freedom from brutal exploitation under British colonial rule.
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The Soul Force Sacred Music Festival hits the heart of Pasadena on Earth Day weekend 2019! Experience the power of ritual world music and celebrate traditional and contemporary arts.
Groundbreaking global artists perform in a sanctuary of extended musical meditations and ecstatic rhythms as we explore themes of nonviolence, mindfulness, and climate justice.
Renew your spirit in the deep sacred traditions of Dhrupad (Indian classical), Qawwali (Pakistani Sufi), Gnawa (Moroccan Ritual), and Spiritual Jazz.