Arooj Aftab in ConcertVIEW EVENT DETAILS
8 p.m. Performance
This Labor Day weekend, join Asia Society Texas for a concert featuring Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Arooj Aftab. Aftab’s hauntingly beautiful music, “an incandescent love letter to the light” (Pitchfork), has been rapturously praised across the globe and this evening will be a celebration of her gorgeous work.
Arooj Aftab is a Brooklyn-based Pakistani vocalist, music composer, and producer. She works in various musical styles and idioms including jazz, minimalism, and neo-Sufi. She is the first-ever Grammy Award-winning Pakistani female artist, winning Best World Music Performance for her song “Mohabbat” in April. She was Spotify’s March 2022 artist of the month and sings on and co-produced the hit Coke Studio song “Mehram.” On her most recent album Vulture Prince, the composer’s remarkable voice, backed by a team of renowned musicians, transports listeners to worlds once known. https://www.aroojaftabmusic.com/
“The year’s biggest musical revelation came from Pakistani composer Arooj Aftab, who set traditional Urdu ghazals amid harp and strings that rippled and ran as clear as a fresh stream.” The Guardian, “The Best Music of 2021”
This program is presented as part of Asia Society Texas’ Muslim Series.
Please note that this program takes place off-site at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive and will also be livestreamed. Please visit Miller Outdoor Theatre's website to acquire tickets. Watch the livestream via Facebook or Miller Outdoor Theatre's website. All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are free of charge.
About the Muslim Series
Through a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes Asia Society’s breadth of programming opportunities, this series explores the artistic talents and stories of American Muslims to inspire our community to better understand one another.For information about sponsoring the Muslim Series and other programs like this one, please contact Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Director of Development, at JStephenson@asiasociety.orgor 713.496.9909.
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Performing Arts and Culture programs at Asia Society Texas are presented by Syamal and Susmita Poddar. Major support comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, and The Brown Foundation Inc. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Clayton Fund, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, and the Wortham Foundation. Additional support provided by the Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, United Airlines, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas.
Performing Arts and Culture Presenting Sponsors
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Official Airline Sponsor
About Asia Society Texas
Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Spanning the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community — trusting in the power of art, dialogue, and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive society.
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX, 77030
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/texas/events/arooj-aftab-concert 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX, 77030