Echoes of the Mystic: Davod Azad
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Tehran-based Davod Azad is a vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and master of the tar and setar, two instruments fundamental to the Persian music repertoire. He is admired for his distinctive singing style, which integrates classical and modern spiritual elements, as well as for his stunning improvisations. He has performed in Sufi gatherings around the world over the past 30 years; his compositions to the poems of Rumi have been known for their healing and uplifting effect.
This program is part of Asia Society's ongoing initiative Creative Voices of Muslim Asia.
Co-presented by Robert Browning and Asia Society
Robert Browning Associates continues the programming initiated by the founders of the music programming at the Alternative Center for International Arts (Alternative Museum) from 1976 to 1985 and the World Music Institute from 1985 to 2011. In addition to a concert series at Roulette, current activities include curating World Views, a series presented at Zankel Hall by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Robert Browning Associates, and collaborating with Asia Society and the Town Hall.
Video: Davod Azad performing in Istanbul (5 min., 43 sec.)