Parissa, with renowned Tar Player Iman Vaziri, accompanied by Dara Afraz on Tombak/Daf - An Evening of Persian Classical Music
Muslim Voices: Arts &
- June 12th
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium, 725 Park Avenue, New York
|Cost:||$25.00, $35.00 (Free 6:00 pm pre-performance lecture with the purchase of concert tickets on both nights)|
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With a voice "at once refined
and deeply emotional" (The Planetł Australia), renowned classical Iranian
vocalist Parissa sings the words of poet Rumi, accompanied by renowned musician
Iman Vaziri on tar (traditional plucked lute) and Dara Afraz on tombak (hand
drum) and daf (frame drum). Parissa's perfection lies in the simplicity with
which she interprets the 13th century poet's works, reaching into the heart to
bring the beauty of Rumi's words alive.
Ethnomusicologist Stephen Blum and Ameneh Youssefzadeh provide a thoughtful overview of Persian music in a pre-performance lecture on both nights.
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This program is presented as a part of "Muslim Voices: Arts & Ideas," a city-wide festival between June 5 and 14, in conjunction with the Brooklyn Academy of Music and NYU's Center for Dialogues.
Parissa's performance is made possible in part by a grant from the Parsa Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
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