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March 31, 2017

Sounds of Kolachi on Stage

Like an Indian Ocean blast from the seaport mega-city it calls home, the new 10-piece supergroup of vocalists and instrumentalists from Karachi (formerly known as Kolachi) blurs raga and western harmony, counterpoint and South Asian melodic lines, all without losing the groove. In this instantly listenable ensemble, South Asian classical instruments like the sitar and bowed sarangi are on equal footing with electric guitar and rock rhythm section. Guiding the journey, composer, theorist and singer Ahsan Bari spins outrageous, bluesy,…

Start: March 31, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
End: March 31, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Memorial Hall
Address:
114 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

April 12, 2017

Sanam Marvi on Stage

With enthralling performances that draw deeply from one of the world’s great music traditions, Sanam Marvi is Pakistan’s next inspiring diviner of South Asia’s humanist, folk and Sufi texts. A vocal warrior for tolerance, spirituality and peace, her renditions balance immediacy and elegant ornamentation, lending new light to a cherished repertoire of Sufi, Ghazal, qawwali and folk songs. An in-demand artist too rarely heard outside émigré circles, this rising star’s revelatory interpretations of the sub-continent’s mystics reach across cultural borders…

Start: April 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
End: April 12, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Memorial Hall
Address:
114 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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