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Peace Sounds Listening Party

Join us for an evening of music and peace, with live-performances from artists practicing in the Plum Village tradition. Free tickets available on Eventbrite

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15 Oct 2023 - 15 Oct 2023



Peace Sounds Listening Party

Join us for an online evening of music, peace and togetherness to celebrate the launch of a new Peace Sounds Album, hosted by Wake Up London!

Peace Sounds is a music project initiated by Joe Holtaway and Elina Pen in 2012, bringing together artists and music singing for and about peace. On September 9th the third album will be released, and we are very lucky to have some of the artists sing for us on this fundraising event in aid of the Being Peace Centre.

The evening will have performances by Wondrous Sound (Rachel Butt), Melissa James, Joshua K, Charity and the Jam Band and H`a Dong. Our evening host will be Joe Holtaway.

Music in the Plum Village tradition

Those who are in touch the Plum Village tradition will know the importance of songs. As a young activist during the war in Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh both loved and inspired songwriters, listening to them play and allowing his poetry to become their lyrics.

This latest album, Peace Sounds 3, journeys on with 12 new songs; voices from New York to France, from Mexico to Vietnam and London to Brazil among others, singing into being the beauty of the world we have and hope for our future. Hip-hop and rap, sit beside folk and harmony inviting us to stop and rest.

Thich Nhat Hanh in October 1964 teaching rural children to read and write using a song about the bodhisattva of compassion.

About Wake Up London

In 2010, Wake Up London was founded by a group of 10 friends. Their inspiration came from Thich Nhat Hanh, who initiated a global Wake Up movement in 2008, aimed at encouraging young people to practice togetherness and nurture collective awakening through mindfulness.

Over the past 13 years, Wake Up London has blossomed into a place of refuge for young Londoners. Now, we have 30 to 40 people each week attending our sessions, and a growing volunteer base who help to run the meetings each week.

Peace Sounds Label

Peace Sounds has become a label, feauturing a new collection of artists on every album, while raising money to help send young people on retreats and help fund the central London space at the Quakers House that we now call our home.

In the preceding years the culture of evenings of music, poetry, story and song became quite a regular event, with some of the sangha (among them some of the Peace Sounds artists) offering fundraising concerts, singing groups, workshops and now a Wednesday night sangha with a choir!


We are so excited to share this album release with you, so please join us for an evening of togetherness!

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