WMI PLUS At Home - Art and Spirituality with Samir LanGus and Omar Aena

WMI PLUS At Home experiences bring music from around the world into the comfort of your home. Renowned artists share their lives, instruments, and stories from their personal environments, bringing an intimacy and uniqueness to each event. These talks are led by fellow musicians, journalists, and ethnomusicologists. Live captioning will be provided during the event.

We are thrilled to provide these events for FREE. If you are able to make a donation of any amount while registering for this event, it will help us to keep the music playing. Thank you!

Monday, November 21, 2022 – 6 PM EDT

photo credit Hicham Laabed
Omar Photo

WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are free of charge, but you must register to reserve your space. You will receive an order confirmation once your registration is complete that includes the link to the event. Only registered participants will receive email instructions on how to join the event via Zoom online. Live captioning provided.

Our next WMI Plus At Home focuses on art and spirituality with a conversation about ecstatic music and dance traditions from North Africa, the Middle East, and beyond. Samir LanGus is a Grammy Award-nominated gnawa musician, born and raised in Morocco, who adds his own contemporary spin to the traditional spiritual trance music. Omar Aena is of Iraqi descent and is a DJ, community organizer, and founder of Dance Lab, a Brooklyn-based collective that explores dance as a form of somatic healing. Samir and Omar will also perform live together on Jan. 26, 2023 as part of our Let’s Dance series. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A with attendees

WMI PLUS and WMI PLUS At Home experiences are supported by a grant from Con Edison and world music lovers like you.  We thank you!

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