Music Plays Large Role in Baha'i Jubilee Celebration

January 25, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

On January 25, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Musicians and dancers played a spectacular role during celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Baha'i Faith in Zimbabwe. A variety concert that followed the opening ceremony on 12 December 2003 showcased talents of Baha'is from throughout the country. Among the performers was a Baha'i youth group from Bulawayo, 'Isitsha Sothando' ('Portal of Love'), which performed the Ndebele tribe's traditional dance for community celebrations. 'Letters of the Living,' a group from Mashonaland Central Province, danced to the traditional piano-like instrument, the mire, as they sang about the coming of Baha'u'llah and the subsequent introduction of His teachings to Zimbabwe."