New Sufi Music of Pakistan: Arif Lohar with Arooj Aftab (SOLD OUT)


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Experience one of Pakistan’s most treasured singers, Arif Lohar. Inheriting the talent and traditions of his iconic father, the legendary singer Alam Lohar, Arif Lohar embraces his heritage and re-imagines it with contemporized interpretations of traditional Punjabi songs. His music captures the sounds of modern Pakistani culture with a unique mix of pop and folk music. As Pakistan’s number-one Punjabi music vocalist, in 2005 Arif Lohar was honored with his country’s highest civil honor, the Pride of Performance Award. Playing his beloved chimta, Arif Lohar will be backed by an ensemble of talented Pakistani musicians.

In a special collaboration, Arif Lohar will be joined by talented world music singer Arooj Aftab. Her inspired songwriting fuses classical Pakistani and Sufi music traditions with contemporary jazz, folk and pop influences, creating a signature sound that has been described as "indigenous soul."

This program is part of Asia Society's ongoing initiative Creative Voices of Muslim Asia, made possible by support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Caravanserai: A place where cultures meet is managed by Arts Midwest on behalf of the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations with financial support from the Building Bridges program of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

In association with the Nur Project, enabling Pakistan to achieve its potential as a progressive and vibrant nation.

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Event Details

Sat 28 Apr 2012
8 - 10 p.m.
725 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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