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Chant4Change 2016: October 8 at Lincoln Memorial

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January 22nd, 2016



Raise your voice in song to heal the soul of America with thousands from across the social, political and religious spectrum. Celebrate our diversity from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. King spoke his dream aloud to the world more than 50 years ago.

The noise of this year’s presidential elections is loud and divisive. And the volume is increasing. If you love your neighbor without consideration of their religion, politics, race, sex, age, economic status, it may seem there is no place for your voice to be heard. Chant music has long powered revolutionary action from Gandhi to Martin Luther King Jr.. Chant4Change is “conscious action” – an alternative to the negativity.

On 10/08, one month before Election Day, thousands will gather on the steps of the iconic Lincoln Memorial and raise their voices in unity, peace and harmony to celebrate and heal our nation. Featuring legendary musicians, thought leaders, social activists, spiritual and religious leaders, Chant4Change can harness the unprecedented attention from the media on Washington, DC and focus it on a universal message of healing, brotherhood and faith.

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Watch Gaura Vani and Gopi’s VIDEO about Chant4Change at the Lincoln Memorial

The event is free, but we encourage you to pledge your attendance. Click HERE to register.

We also have various levels of sponsorship (starting at only $35). Click HERE to learn about sponsorship.

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Chant4Change 2016 Lincoln Memorial: Poem by Gaura Vani:

Chant4Change is needed now
More than ever it seems somehow
Paris and Cali like ringing alarms
We must pull Sita from Ravana’s arms

The voice of the soul lifted in song
With prayerful hearts and intention strong
The names of the Divine upon our lips
Can lift the tide and with it all ships

We need your voice and 5000 more
As we knock on history’s sacred door
From the steps where “the dream” was spoken out loud
Where Martin addressed the American crowd

Yet all ears listened that day, and now
We hear our own voice joining his vow
A simple act gives us each our role
Singing together to heal the soul

We are not young, we are not old
We are not the stories we have been told
Nor social classes, sexes, or economic station
Not from one religion, not from one nation

We are the soul, the conscious spark
That light dispels the fear of dark
And when 5000 souls come to sing their prayers
That sound touches heaven from Lincoln’s stairs


Together we shall Chant4Change.
Ocbober 8, 2016. Washington D.C.
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1 Comments on “Chant4Change 2016: October 8 at Lincoln Memorial”

  1. Julie Pasqual says:

    Hari Bol Guara!!! I am back in NYC, and have started spreading the word about Chant for Change. Syama at the Bhakti Center is eager to put it in the newsletter, I will share the poem, but she asked if there were any other details that we could use for the write up. I know you are busy, but when you get a chance. Thanks, and thanks for making my short trip to India truly magical!!1

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