By: Alsu Kurlow
The internationally-recognised Sounds of Light Charity Concert (SOL) is the biggest event on the calendar of the Australian Muslim community. With venues across then nation, SOL is an event that brings Muslim communities together for an evening of delightful entertainment to benefit orphans and disadvantaged children overseas.
Over the span of ten years, SOL has attracted more than 50,000 attendees in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney as well as Auckland in New Zealand, resulting in the incredible sponsorship of more than 7,000 orphans around the world.
SOL 2017 concerts will be held in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane between 23rd and 27th November. Multi-Platinum artist Maher Zain from Sweden, comedian Preacher Moss from the US, singer Adel Elmshiti from Libya, Imam Suhaib Webb from US, Dr. Omer Turkmen a Quran reciter from Turkey, and Harris J a young singer from the UK will all be participating.
The Sounds of Light 2017 Talent Quest is an initiative of Human Appeal Australia as part of its youth development program.
This competition is a fantastic opportunity for young Australian Muslims to perform alongside well-known artists like Maher Zain, Adel Elmshiti, Preacher Moss and Harris J. The finalists will be rewarded with prizes and the opportunity to be part of the Human Appeal Leadership Alumni Program.
Young artists aged 5-19 must submit video entries by Sunday 12th of November 2017. Solo performers, groups, schools and youth organisations are invited to join the competition with any talent, in any language or genre under the following categories:
- Age Groups: 5-9 years, 10-13 years and 14-19 years
- Solo, Group, Choir or School performers
- Quran recitation, Nasheed, Value-Driven Songs,
- Spoken Word, Poetry, Stand-Up Comedy, Drama Plays
- Filmmaking and Martial Arts
Video audition entries must be submitted at: http://www.soundsoflight.com.au/talentquest/
Finalists will be selected to perform at the Sounds of Light 2017 Charity Concerts which will be held in the following cities:
- Perth: Thursday 23 November 2017
- Adelaide: Friday 24 November 2017
- Sydney: Saturday 25 November 2017
- Melbourne: Sunday 26 November 2017
- Brisbane: Monday 27 November 2017