The Named Angels | Mohammed Fairouz

 

The Named Angels | Mohammed Fairouz.

The above link is an article on a new string quartet by Mohammed Fairouz. You can purchase tickets for his upcoming show in NYC on September 6th here: http://www.lepoissonrouge.com/lpr_events/the-named-angels-september-6th-2013/.

From Lepoissonrouge.com:

Mohammed Fairouz, one of New York’s brightest rising stars, curates an evening of chamber and vocal music by a diverse group of his colleagues bringing together some of city’s most notable and well-loved performers with some of the most distinctive musical voices of the young generation.

From re-imaginings of Middle Eastern folklore and ancient Chinese fragments to remixes of Disney classics and a new anthem for a forgotten Haitian Island, THE NAMED ANGELS is a rich evening of new works spanning cultures and centuries from a vibrant collection of composers.

Clarinetist David Krakauer performs Mohammed Fairouz’s tender and dark Tahwidah joined by soprano Amelia Watkins. This work was Fairouz’s first reaction to the death of the eminent poet Mahmoud Darwish and sets one of Darwish’s poems that evokes a mother singing a lullaby to her son at his funeral.

Kathleen Supove will play a selection of Fairouz’s piano miniatures including Lullaby for a Chelsea Boy,Liberace and Bargemusic. She’ll also present Matt Marks’ wittily tongue-in-cheek Disney Remixes. These cleverly-spun pieces recall scenes from Disney Movies: The Little MermaidBeauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Another of New York’s most loved pianists, Taka Kigawa , will join the iconic Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) in a performance of Simone and Navassa’s National Anthem. The composer himself will perform the violin part.

Cellist Adrian Daurov performs Du Yun’s San, a deconstruction of haunting ancient Chinese fragments.

The amazing Voxare String Quartet closes the show with Mohammed Fairouz’s string quartet, The Named Angels; a work that invokes the mythology of angels in Middle Eastern Jewish, Christian and Muslim folklore.

Soz-e-Ishq | Abida Parveen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaII05SfX9E

In my opinion, one of the best voices alive, Miss Abida Parveen is a living legend among fans of heart stirring music.  Originally from the Sindh province of Pakistan,  Abida Parveen is trained in Sufiana Kalaam.

According to Wikipedia:

She sings mainly ghazals and her forte, Kafis, a solo genre accompanied by percussion and harmonium, using a repertoire of songs by Sufi poets.[1] Parveen sings in UrduSindhiSaraikiPunjabi and Persian, and together with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is considered one of the finest Sufi vocalists of the modern era. [2][3][4][5] She is currently a Judge on a musical show Sur Kshetra.

Read about her here and check out her music on iTunes here.

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