Concert: Ismaili Center Conversations: Sanam MarviVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Presented in partnership with the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US, the Consulate General of Pakistan in Houston, and the Aga Khan Museum
Saturday, June 12, 2021
7:30 p.m. Virtual Concert
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Asia Society Texas Center is pleased to join the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US to present a virtual concert featuring Sanam Marvi, a master musician whose work and influence cuts across linguistic, cultural, and geographic boundaries. This exciting event is being presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Pakistan in Houston and the Aga Khan Museum.
About Sanam Marvi
Born in 1986, Marvi hails from the small city of Hyderabad, in Sindh. By the age of 7, she began singing with her father, Faqir Ghulam Rasool, during festivals and ceremonies held at shrines throughout Pakistan’s Sindh and Punjab provinces. She continued her studies under noted gurus, including Ustad Fateh Ali Khan at the Gwailor gharana (school). Now a rising star across the subcontinent, Marvi made a breakout performance on Pakistan national television in 2009. Her powerful and revelatory interpretations of the sub-continent’s mystics reach across cultural borders and generations to offer solace in our uncertain and often troubled times. Marvi’s interpretations — she sings in Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, and Saraiki — transcend the ordinary, drawing listeners into the message of South Asian Sufi saints.
Major support for Performing Arts programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Ellen Gritz and Milton Rosenau, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, The Hearst Foundation Inc., The Brown Foundation Inc., Mary Lawrence Porter, and the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts,United Airlines, The Southmore, 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 Center. This program is presented in collaboration with the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US, the Consulate General of Pakistan in Houston and the Aga Khan Museum.
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