Sanjo is a form of Korean music with its origin in the music of the Korean indigenous shaman culture and pansori (epic story-telling sung drama) tradition. In this performance, sanjo shares the stage with American jazz and blues traditions, as well as klezmer music.
A Korean ritual that cleanses and prepares the spirit for its journey to the afterlife, this song, dance, and instrumental performance is filled with moments of sadness, joy, and humor that make up the human condition.
Join Asia Society and Asian American Bar Association of New York for a special Asian Pacific American Heritage Month event, to hear personal stories of journeys to America followed by a panel discussion and a reception.
Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers are masters of Qawwali Sufi music. Weaving together devotional and secular traditions, Ayaz and company have been bringing South Asian music to international audiences for over 30 years.