The Power of Sound
AN INTERFAITH EXCHANGE
Thursday, September 13, 2012 | 6-7.30pm
Tillman Chapel at the Church Center for the United Nations
777 First Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Cross Street: East 44th Street
Subways: 4, 5, 6, 7 to Grand Central-42 St
Buses: M15 to 1 Av-E 45 St; M42 to E 42 St-1 Av
FREE. Open seating. Arrive early to ensure best seats.
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Three exceptional female vocalists—from the Hindu, Jewish and Muslim faiths—invite you to experience and participate in sacred chants from their traditions. A conversation will follow, exploring the origins and the role of these transcendental sounds and the relationships that might exist between them. Audience participation is encouraged. Featuring Galeet Dardashti (Iranian-descended vocalist, Jewish cantor, and anthropologist/Taub Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU), Seemi Bushra Ghazi (lecturer in Classical Arabic, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and performer of recitations of the Qur’an and divine Islamic praise songs), and Nivedita ShivRaj (South Indian Carnatic musician and vocalist). Moderated by Kay Turner (Folk Arts Director, Brooklyn Arts Council, and Adjunct Professor, Performance Studies, NYU).
Presented by the Asian American Arts Alliance in association with the Tillman Chapel at the Church Center for the United Nations.
This talk is supported in part by the New York Council for the Humanities.