Lines of Faith – Peace & Unity

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Lines of Faith is a unique collaboration put together by Mohammed Yahya and Danny Raphael. Both artists are committed practitioners of their respective religions – Mohammed is a Muslim and Daniel is Jewish. The band also consists of AshleySayed Abd El Gawad (bass), The Tzadik (vocals & clarinet), James ‘Ras’ Shephard (guitar) and Karim Nashar (drums).

Lines of Faith is a fusion of Islamic and Jewish ideas, words and music with jazz, blues, reggae, funk and hip hop. Both Daniel and Mohammed are also youth-workers and creative educators who have been involved in community work for many years, and also offer creative workshops for young people involving poetry and rap.

The band carry a strong Universalist message of peace and unity which appeals as much to those of other and no faiths as to devout Muslims and Jews. Lines of Faith is a project focused on bringing the ancient traditions of both peoples alive in a way that highlights the common ground of the two communities as well as all humanity – something that seems very necessary in the current climate. As well as playing festivals across the UK and overseas, Lines of Faith are committed to performing at as many campuses as possible to promote their much-needed message of peace and unity.

Mohammed Yahya and Danny Raphael base their lyrics on the lives, religious practice and traditions combining Torah, Koran, Hebrew and Arabic to produce unique, positive and spiritual music.

Lines of Faith enjoy running rap/poetry workshops in schools, community centres and camps for young people to promote understanding, unity and tolerance.

Lines of Faith’ MySpace

Single: “Pages of Hope” (feat. Dawud Wharnsby)

Price: $0.99
Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music, Singer/Songwriter
Released:  October 01, 2010 ℗ 2010 Enter Into Peace

To buy song/listen to a sample click here (iTunes)

 

(Ill. by Tony Ishola, Platform Magazine)

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