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Intercultural Residency Series
Spring 2010

Alim and Fargana Qasimov: Spiritual Music of Azerbaijan

To be a musician, there has to be a fire burning in you.” Alim Qasimov

Alim Qasimov, Azerbaijan’s most beloved traditional vocalist, merges his own consummate musicianship with that of his talented daughter Fargana, and the accompanying ensemble performing on tar, kamancha, balaban, and naghara. The concert will include a Mugham suite and songs from the repertoire of Azerbaijani ashiqs - oral-tradition singer-songwriters whose song texts portray, often with wry humor and searing irony, the power of love and the pain of separation.

Listen to their music

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THURSDAY, MARCH 4
9:00 a.m. - noon
Slosberg Music Center
Performances for visiting schools
Cosponsored by Music, Waltham Public Schools, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Brandeis Council on the Arts

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Abraham Shapiro Complex Atrium
Improvised Conversations
An opportunity to hear about the life and work of Azerbaijani father and daughter vocalists Fargana and Alim Qasimov
Cosponsored by Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Brandeis Council on the Arts

FRIDAY, MARCH 5
9:40 – 11:30 a.m.
Slosberg Music Center
Open Class: Join ENG 10a, Poetry, FA 3b Drawing exploring connections between the visual arts, the spoken word, and music. Music and discussion with residency artists and curator Theodore Levin.
Cosponsored by Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Brandeis Council on the Arts

12:10 - 1:30 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center
Open Class: Join ANTH 114b Verbal Art and Cultural Performance, WMGS 140a Diversity of Muslim Women’s Experience, WMGS 5a Women and Gender in Culture and Society, THA 4a Vocal-Physical Connection and visiting artists in a discussion with music.
Cosponsored by Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Brandeis Council on the Arts

1:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center
Open Class: Join MUS 3b Introduction to World Music in a discussion with music, led by residency curator Theodore Levin
Cosponsored by Music, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Brandeis Council on the Arts

3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center
Friday Music Break: Renowned ethnomusicologist and residency curator Theodore Levin speaks about his life and travels.
Cosponsored by Music, Aga Khan Trust for Culture

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center
Improvisation Workshop with visiting musicians. Sign up for workshop: eissenbe@brandeis.edu
Cosponsored by Music, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Brandeis Council on the Arts

SATURDAY, MARCH 6
7:00 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center
Preconcert Talk with Theodore Levin, the Arthur R. Virgin Professor of Music at Dartmouth and curator of the residency on behalf of the Aga Khan Music Initiative.
Cosponsored by Aga Khan Trust for Culture

8:00 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center
World Music Concert: The Spiritual Music of Azerbaijan
Cosponsored by Music, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Brandeis Council on the Arts

For World Music Concert: BRANDEIS TICKETS: go.brandeis.edu/brandeistickets
781-736-3400
Tickets are $20/$10 in advance, $25/$15 at the door

This concert and residency is cosponsored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture: Music Initiative in Central Asia and the Brandeis Council on the Arts.

For more information on the residency: 781-736-3331

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