A Night of Sufi Music



A Night of Sufi Music


Sun., Oct 15 2017 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures (MESALC) and The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY at UVA) are honored to host Pooja Goswami Pavan for a concert of Ghazals, Sufi music, and semi-classical North Indian genres on Sunday, October 15. The artist will also lead a workshop on Monday October 16.
*The workshop and concert are both free and open to the public*
Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan is a Minneapolis, MN based performer, composer, teacher and scholar of Hindustani vocal music. She received her early training in Hindustani classical vocal music from her father Pandit Surendra Goswami and later from Prof. Ajit Singh Paintal. Currently she receives training in Khayal from her elder brother Dr. Shailendra Goswami. Pooja earned a Ph.D. in Indian Classical Music from the University of Delhi in 2005 for her thesis on the life and music of Pandit Amarnath, who was the prime disciple of the iconic vocalist Ustad Amir Khan.
Pooja is also trained in semi-classical music by the eminent vocalist Vidushi Shanti Hiranand, the reigning queen of Thumri and Ghazal and the universally acclaimed successor of the legendary vocalist, the Late Begum Akhtar. The versatility in Pooja’s repertoire is evident in her ability to sing Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal, Bhajan, Sufi and various folk inspired genres such as the Hori, Chaiti & Kajri in addtion to the Khayal. 
Concert details:
Date: Sunday, October 15th
Time: 7-9pm 
Place: Old Cabell Hall
Free Parking: Central Grounds Garage, 400 Emmet St S, Charlottesville, VA 22903. There is also limited space behind Old Cabell Hall.
Pooja Goswami Pavan will lead an interactive workshop the day after the concert, on October 16. No musical experience is needed and this event is open to everyone. The workshop will look at performance as an imaginative-interpretive aspect of translation. We want to engage with the movement of poetry into performance. What happens when we mix or merge two mediums? An expanded field emerges in which many arts come together. Performance is ‘common time’ bringing aspects of poetry and music together.
Workshop details:
Date: Monday, October 16th
Time: 6-8:30pm
Parking: Central Grounds Garage, 400 Emmet St S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

This event is co-sponsored by these organizations;

Contemplative Sciences Center, Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures, South Asia Center, Vice Provost for the Arts, Center for Global Inquiry + Innovation, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Music, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Alumni Association and International Studies Office.
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