Orientations: Double Bill Merita Halili and Raif Hyseni & Arooj Aftab with Charlotte Greve

Fri, May 12, 2017 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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As part of Orientations: Tarab Edition II, Alwan for the Arts presents a double bill performance featuring:

Merita Halili and Raif Hyseni in masterful interpretations of instrumentals and urban folk songs from both Albania and the Republic of Kosovo,


Arooj Aftab and Charlotte Greve in a performance reworking classical Pakistani and North Indian forms to create a fascinating mix of sounds and cultures.

Tickets: $20 General Admission l $15 Students and Seniors

Available at the door or online

Doors open at 7:30 pm

About the Artists:

Arooj Aftab processes the Sufi tradition through an open-minded approach to sonic matter, reminiscent of jazz improvisation and a contemporary production that does not shy away from incorporating subtle electronic undertones. With this method, the Lahore-born, Brooklyn-based artist completely reworks classical Pakistani and North Indian forms such as thumri, khayal and kafi. With these broad inspirations, she creates a fascinating mix of sounds and cultures.

Charlotte Greve is a New York-based alto saxophonist and composer originally from Berlin. With a unique concept of tone and composition, Charlotte is making a mark on both the Brooklyn and German jazz scenes.

Merita Halili is one of Albania's top performers, renowned for her stunning voice, prodigious range and exquisite vocal technique.

Raif Hyseni, originally from the Repubic of Kosova, leads the most famous Albanian music ensemble in the United States.
Alwan for the Arts is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Last updated: 2017-11-14 11:39:06

Photo Credit: heyjoenyc
Photo Credit: heyjoenyc
Merita Halili & Raif Hyseini
Merita Halili & Raif Hyseini

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