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Songs of devotion to open Ukitopia Festival

Elias Harmony will be part of the Ukitopia Festival launch on Friday, November 16.
Elias Harmony will be part of the Ukitopia Festival launch on Friday, November 16. Contributed

THE UKITOPIA Festival will kick off on Friday November 16 with a night of beautiful voices and songs of devotion to life and spirit at the Uki Holy Trinity Church as part of the opening night.

The Lucky Wonders and Elias Harmony will perform from their diverse musical and spiritual repertoire, fitting for the Uki Church whose Reverend, John Tyman, is renowned for his acceptance of all faiths.

This concert completes a year of six well-attended shows for Songwriters on the Songline.

If you haven't experienced the beauty and ambience of a songwriters' concert this is your chance.

Festival wristbands allow entry to Songs of Spirit subject to availability of seats.

Tickets are only available at Uki supermarket, Happy Herb Shop in Uki and online @songwritersonthesongline.

"The Lucky Wonders are singers with the ability to lift hearts and souls through song have won them a devoted fan base around Australia," said a spokesperson for the festival.

"They were named "gig of the year 2011" in Rhythms magazine.

"Just returned from a European tour where their warm, quirky live show and new CD were well received."

Elias Harmony has always been drawn to love.

Twenty years ago his passion crystallised with the discovery of his voice and singing songs of devotion.

"Over the years he found that singing Bhajans (spiritual songs) in the ancient language of Sanskrit put him in touch with a divine spiritual experience deeper than any meditation or spiritual affiliation," the spokesperson said.

"Sanskrit is so ancient, and these songs have been sung for so many thousands of years, that when you sing them you immediately activate a divine energy that is present in the very atmosphere that we breathe," he said.

Doors open at 7pm at The Uki Holy trinity Church, Uki on Friday, November 16.



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