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Parissa: An Evening of Persian Classical Music (Asia Society, New York)



Parissa, with renowned Tar Player Iman Vaziri, accompanied by Dara Afraz on Tombak/Daf - An Evening of Persian Classical Music

Muslim Voices: Arts & Ideas

photo by Jack Vartoogian

June 11th - June 12th
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: New York
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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Phone: 212-517-ASIA

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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