A Discussion and Musical Demonstration with the Asif Ali Khan Ensemble
Monday, March 31, 2014, 7:00 pm, Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall Central (616 Serra Street)
Qawwali Music with the Asif Ali Khan Ensemble: A Discussion and Musical Demonstration Session moderated by Professor Shahzad Bashir (Department of Religious Studies
Asif Ali Khan is Pakistan’s reining prince of Qawwali music. His distinctive style of this form of Sufi devotional music, dating back 700 years, is characterized by full-throated vocals and energetic rhythms. Khan can be meditative and trance-like and then suddenly thrilling and ecstatic–a genuinely inspiring experience.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
[Co-sponsored by Stanford Live, Center for South Asia, and the Department of Music]