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Performance: Sanam Marvi
April 12, 2017 | 7:30 pm
With enthralling performances that draw deeply from one of the world’s great music traditions, Sanam Marvi is Pakistan’s next inspiring diviner of South Asia’s humanist, folk and Sufi texts. A vocal warrior for tolerance, pirituality and peace, her renditions balance immediacy and elegant ornamentation, lending new light to a cherished repertoire of Sufi, Ghazal, qawwali and folk songs. An in-demand artist too rarely heard outside émigré circles, this rising star’s revelatory interpretations of the sub-continent’s mystics reach across cultural borders and generations to offer solace in our uncertain and often troubled times.
“Deeply resonant. Sublime. Transporting.” – The International News (Pakistan)
This performance is part of the year-long festival, “A Sufi Journey, Sacred/Secular,” an exploration of Sufism as a spiritual and cultural lens into Islam through the work of performers from four Muslim-majority nations outside the Arab world: Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, and Senegal.
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