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The Voice of Timbuktu: Awa Sangho

Tuesday, February 10th

7:00 pm

Born in the Sahara Desert in the Timbuktu region of Mali, Awa Sangho is known for her stunning voice and high-energy drumming and dancing. Her music percolates with the rhythms and sounds not only of Mali, but of the Ivory Coast and Senegal, where she has lived, and of Guinea,…

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Rajasthani Songs from The Desert of Pakistan (US Debut!)

Thursday, March 12

7:00 pm

Mai Dhai Ensemble This concert marks a rare opportunity to hear Rajasthani music from Pakistan with Mai Dhai, a traditional Manganiyar singer and dhol player from the Thar Desert region. Hailing from Tharparkar, in the interior region of Sindh province, Mai Dhai’s driving percussion and other-worldly voice evoke the ancient…

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The Nile Project

The Nile Project

Friday, March 20th

7:30 pm

This extraordinary program brings together more than a dozen instrumentalists and vocalists from the Nile Basin who use the power of music to raise awareness of the cultural and environmental challenges along the world’s longest river. Their songs weave together the deep grooves of Ethiopia with the Arab classical traditions…

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Ghazal Ensemble: Shujaat Husain Khan and Kayhan Kalhor

Sunday, March 22nd

7:30 pm

Persian and Indian Improvisations The spellbinding Ghazal Ensemble continues its highly influential and original Persian and Indian collaboration with a rare performance. Iran’s kamancheh (spiked fiddle) master Kayhan Kalhor and India’s sitar (stringed lute) virtuoso Shujaat Husain Khan have toured the world over to critical acclaim for creating this intoxicating,…

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