Please note: This event is being held at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House at the Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Asia Society and BAM present
On tour as part of Center Stage
“Deeply resonant. Sublime. Transporting.”
—The International News (Pakistan)
In a rare New York appearance, superstar Pakistani singer Sanam Marvi comes to BAM for one night only, presenting an evening of South Asian folk and devotional music at its most intensely sublime. Singing poetic texts in Urdu, Sindhi, and Saraiki, Marvi transforms songs in the ebullient qawwali and other traditions into fierce clarion calls for tolerance and understanding. Four musicians join Marvi onstage as she wields her nimble voice like a sceptre, inducing an ecstasy of belonging for the sake of peace.
Watch a clip of Sanam Marvi:
Center Stage is a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts organizations, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Center Stage Pakistan is made possible by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, and the Henry Luce Foundation. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.
Part of Asia Society's ongoing initiative Creative Voices of Muslim Asia, supported by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art and the New York State Council on the Arts.