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Birth of the Bab:
Birth of Bahá’u’lláh:
Presentation on the Life of Baha’u’llah
There’s an excellent presentation on the life of Baha’u’llah that’s available to anyone who wants to use it, but it’s too big to upload here. To get a download link, please contact Larry Brown at lwbrown9 at gmail.com
General Information on the Bahá’í Faith:
NEW LEAFLET FOR THE BICENTENARY
Warwick Bahá’í Bookshop has published a leaflet on the “Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh”. This is in full colour, and has a photograph of the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh on the front. It is designed to be used:
a) to be given to people you meet during this year, explaining what a momentous time it is for the Bahá’ís
b) to be used as advance publication material for this year’s celebratory activities
c) to be used at such activities, for people to take away.
It will also, very likely, be used:
d) for Bahá’ís to read, to give themselves a steer on what to say to people, or how to approach the Bicentenary itself.
Bicentenary Resources from Special-Ideas
Our friends at Special Ideas are developing materials (banners, flags, lapel pins, commemorative medallions, books, stickers, postcards and more) to help you make your Bicentenary Celebration something to remember. Take a look at their products and notice how nicely they all work together, with coordinated colors, fonts and designs. This will make your celebration look and feel professional.
Logos by Firoozeh F Bowden:
These are the rough sketches I have done of possible logos for the Bicentenary. Feel free to use any of them without the need for permission or copy rights for your community celebrations. Please let me know, if you need help. Remember, I can change the colors, and text. Also add your community Bicentenary website address to it.
Here are some more logos, contributed by Omid Rahmanian, from the Alaska Baha’i Community. For more information email him: omidrahmanian @aol.com
The Daystar of Baha:
Jim Dennis has put together a new digital album of music, called The Daystar of Baha, which includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
To listen to one of his tracks:
Rejoice with Exceeding Gladness by Elika Mahony:
This song was recorded in different parts of the world in six different languages (English, Swahili, German, Chinese, Spanish and French). Since then we have recordings of an additional four language versions from talented musicians around the world: (Arabic – Sonbol Taefi; Portuguese – Eric Harper; Japanese – Angela Owens; and Swedish – Ann-Sofie Wensbo). In addition, she sang an Italian version.
Each of the eleven shortened versions can be downloaded separately for free. Please spread the word to your friends!
An instrumental version is also available in case any community would like to sing it in their own native language.
The song is a gift to you. Even though the link says ‘Buy Now’ you can download it for free (just enter 0 in the amount). As there were production costs, there is an option for donations. Enter whatever amount you wish after clicking ‘Buy Now’ on the website.
You can hear it here:
Arise by Elika Mahony
The words to Elika’s song “Arise” are from a Tablet honoring the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, published in the compilation entitled “Days of Remembrance”. The Choral Sheet Music for the song is available in a 4 part harmony (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) as well as each part separately for only $4. Purchase of the sheet music comes with a download of the song ‘Arise’.
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