Performance & Artistic Presentation

Saffron Caravan

The Essence of Arts Diplomacy

Saffron Caravan, The Genesis World Music Ensemble, unites professional musicians from Iran, Afghanistan, Cuba, Morocco, Israel/Palestine, India, Brazil, Venezuela and the United States to create new art and to perform together under the aegis of Genesis at the Crossroads.

They demonstrate that the arts can be used to build sustainable bridges between cultures, made stronger through educational initiatives and collaborations with soloists, choirs and orchestras.

Sounds of Healing™

A Global Collaboration of Saffron Caravan and Youth Musicians from Chicago and Other Conflict Areas Worldwide

For the very first time in Genesis history, Saffron Caravan, Genesis’ professional world music ensemble made up of artists from cultures in conflict, was joined by youth musician graduates from the last five years of our Genesis Academy Summer Institutes. The youth are from Chicago and many different areas of conflict. (DR Congo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Venezuela and more…)

All the students worked together virtually around the world to collaboratively compose four original songs for Sounds of Healing, one with Saffron Caravan. For the remainder of the program material, Saffron Caravan artists did the same.