A gifted singer, Sanam Marvi is known as one of the finest singers of Sufi devotional music and Pakistani folk songs. Her work with major Bollywood stars has made her one of the leading voices in India and Pakistan. Whether singing in Urdu, Sindhi, or Saraiki, Marvi aims to reach across generations and cultures to create an awe-inspiring experience, meditative and trance-inducing one moment and then thrillingly ecstatic the next.
“Deeply resonant. Sublime. Transporting.”—The International News/Pakistan
In addition to the concert, Sanam Marvi is participating in a number of public activities to help foster cross-cultural dialogue and exchange:
Film Screening of Marvi: the Mystic Muse | Saturday, March 25, 4-7pm
Harvard Ed Portal | 224 Western Ave. Allston
Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a free screening of the award-winning film Marvi: The Mystic Muse, exploring singer Sanam Marvi's search for her own roots across Pakistan and her journey with Sufism. The film will be followed by a post-screening conversation with filmmaker Tanya Panjwani and Dr. Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University.
More information about the screening
Film screening and conversation co-sponsored by Celebrity Series of Boston, Harvard Ed Portal, Harvard Office for the Arts' Learning From Performers program, Harvard South Asia Institute, World Music/CRASHarts
Conversation on the intersection of culture, journalism, and religion
Monday, March 27, 6-7:30pm
CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Join Pakistani journalist Madeeha Syed, Marco Werman from Public Radio International's The World, and Ali S. Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard University, for a conversation on the intersection of culture, journalism, and religion in today's global environment.
The conversation is cosponsored by the Center Stage program of New England Foundation For The Arts and the Harvard South Asia Institute.
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On tour as part of Center Stage.