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SAI Event Type : Demonstration

Wed, November 14, 2018 from 05:30pm - 07:00pm  /  Thompson Room, Barker Center

From Lahore With Love

‘From Lahore With Love’ is a lecture-cum-demonstration by musician and author Ali Sethi (Harvard ‘06) that reveals the many ways in which Sufi poets and musicians have encoded a subversive ambiguity into South Asia’s religious-cultural ethos, one that continues to empower experiential forms of knowledge while confounding the attempts of state, corporate and global forces to appropriate Sufi poetry and music for hegemonic goals.

Chair: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University

Please note: This event is free and open to the public but space will be limited and seats are only available on a first come, first served basis.

Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 05:30pm

Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 07:00pm

Thompson Room
Barker Center

12 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Wed, September 26, 2018 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

The Riyaaz Qawwali Ensemble: A Journey of Cultures and Faiths Through Qawwali

The Riyaaz Qawwali ensemble was established on a college campus in the US 12 years ago. Since then, it has toured the country, debuting in Europe in 2017. Artistic Director and founder of Riyaaz Qawwali, Sonny Mehta, will share his personal story from learning classical music to performing qawwali, the musical genre commonly associated with the Sufi tradition in South Asia. He will demonstrate the basics of qawwali, unfolding the relevant musical elements, poetry and important performance aspects. With the backdrop of the history of qawwali in the US, he will share Riyaaz Qawwali’s journey and how the ensemble has found its voice through performances – breaking, in the process, cultural and religious barriers.

Muslim Societies in South Asia Series, chair: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard Univerity

Co-sponsored by The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Prince Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program and the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education


Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 06:00pm

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 07:30pm

COST: Free

CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138