WMI PLUS At Home - Sonny (Riyaaz Qawwali)
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!
Thursday, June 10, 2021 – 6PM EDT
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.
Join WMI as we welcome the Artistic Director and singer of the ethnically and spiritually diverse group Riyaaz Qawwali, one of the only musical ensembles of its kind in the United States. Sonny will be joined in conversation with South Asian Institute Executive Director, Asad Ali Jafri, as they explore the 700-year-old history of this devotional music tradition, followed by a Q&A.
WMI PLUS At Home experiences are supported by a grant from Con Edison.