Rocky Dawuni Joins U-Day Festival in Ethiopia!
Rocky Dawuni was invited to participate at the week long U-Day Festival 2018 in Ethiopia alongside interfaith leaders, indigenous activists and artists from around the world. The festival involved live performances in both Addis Ababa and Shashemene with artists including Pato Banton, Dane Kennedy (Australia), Lyla June (Navajo Nation,) Kristin Hoffman and more. The delegation also participated in a high level conference at the African Union with the President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome, the head of Ethiopian Orthodox Church Abune Mathias, H.E. Ambassador Mussie Hailu and other dignitaries as part of the United Nations Interfaith Week Celebration. The delegates travelled to the sacred site of Lalibela, Ethiopia as well as visited various religious shrines across the country.
U Day Festival is a global spiritual music festival celebrating human unity across all cultures, creeds, colours and countries. Bringing together musicians, artists, spiritual leaders, visionaries and peace activists, U Day is a flagship event of growing prominence promoting a message of positivity, intercultural celebration and inter-faith harmony.
U-Day envisions a world where religious and cultural difference is understood and accepted within a wider context of universal spiritual unity. This spiritual unity, love, is the basis of all relationship and informs our social, economic and political realities.
Their Mission is Twofold: To provide a visible focal point for the interfaith movement through music and the Arts. To promote universal spiritual values as the basis for a positive future for humanity and our world.
The next U-Day Festival events will be held in India in 2019 and Jerusalem in 2020. Stay tuned.