VOCAL WARRIOR SANAM MARVI IS THE NEXT, GREAT DIVINER OF SOUTH ASIA’S HUMANIST, FOLK, AND SUFI TEXTS
With compelling interpretations that draw deeply from one of the world’s great music traditions, Sanam Marvi is Pakistan’s next, inspiring diviner of South Asia’s humanist, folk and Sufi texts. A vocal warrior for tolerance, spirituality and peace, this contemporary daughter of interior Sindh can urge sweeping clarion calls or disarm with nuance. “Deeply resonant. Sublime. Transporting.” (The International News/Pakistan)
Whether singing in Urdu, Sindhi, or Saraiki, Marvi finds comfort in the wisdom of Sufis, and in the couplets on divine love and devotion of the great poets. Reaching across generations and cultures with her sultry voice, she creates an inspiring experience … meditative and trance-inducing one moment, and thrillingly ecstatic the next.
The presentation of Sanam Marvi is part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Center Stage Pakistan is made possible by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.
This is Sanam Marvi’s only stop in Connecticut! New York is the next closest location where she will appear.
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