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Shawn Rae Enhances ‘Dialogue’ Between Christian Pope and Muslim King, One Song at a Time

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MIAMI, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ –

Message of Peace through 1st Muslim Christmas Album in respect of Christianity gets Grammy Consideration

Shawn Rae’s unique Christmas Album, A World Christmas, Love Knows No Borders, was considered for a Grammy nomination earlier this year. The Album was inspired by the “Dialogue” in 2007 between King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Pope Benedict XVI, one, which was endorsed by more than 460 organizations from around the world, including the Chief Rabbis of Israel, and the United Nations. This “Dialogue” promoted a wide discussion on the urgency for religious and cultural discourse among not only Christians, Muslims, Jews but all religions.

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Marco Politi, the Vatican correspondent, said, “I think it is extraordinarily vital that … the Vatican and an important Islamic state discussed “cooperation.” An article in the Vatican newspaper noted, “A dialogue is not a choice but a necessity.”

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, the first Muslim King to ever visit the Vatican in 1400 years, referred to his conversation with the Pope as “groundbreaking.” He stated that, “If God wills it, we will meet with our brothers from other religions … to come up with ways to safeguard humanity.”

This Christmas Album, the first from the Muslim world in respect of Christianity, was an effort by the Muslim world to help bridge gaps through the medium of music between the three Abrahamic faiths.

Without such a “Dialogue,” the Album might seem to be an unlikely overture. Instead a cross-cultural team of musicians, writers, technicians, vocalists — and celebrated music arranger Charles Calello – gathered together to create it.

Shawn Rae’s desire to create a musical treasure for listeners of any faith has proved to be a great success. According to a music review of the Christmas album, “Shawn Rae’s engaging baritone conjures the sunny-snowy-starry moods of Yule settings everywhere: cherishing the love between families and friends, enhancing romance, heady dreams, longing, anticipation, joy and hope. Calello’s genius shines through in artfully blending together lush strings, whimsical flutes, bold horns, playful bells and tinkling chimes, swinging ballads and nostalgic rhythms.

“My Grown-Up Christmas List reflects Shawn Rae’s hope for the world: ‘No more lives torn apart … wars that never start … right would always win … and love would never end.’ He sings light-hearted Feliz Navidad in English and Spanish, as background voices echo the merry message in Hebrew, Arabic, French, Greek, Iraqi, Urdu, Italian, Chinese and several others.

“Listen to A World Christmas, and you just might hear and feel the love that bonds us all.”

For information about Shawn Rae’s Love Knows No Borders tour, or to schedule an interview email Dawn Carr: dcarr42@gmail.com. For a 5 minute Television interview example, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4E7gm-BUE0, Shawn Rae Video Biography, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0tp7ZmtTJo. For information on Shawn Rae’s Perfume, Oneness by Shawn Rae, and book, The World of Perfumes & Fragrances by Shawn Rae, visit http://www.ShawnRae.com

SOURCE ASR Worldwide Corporation

CONTACT: Dawn Carr, +1-561-245-1191, dcarr42@gmail.com

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