World Music Concert Series
The World Music Series presents musicians of international stature representing diverse cultures in a series of public concerts at Brandeis University. In the intimate setting of Slosberg Recital Hall, each concert invites the audience to experience the history, cultural memories - indeed, the heart and soul of a people through the autobiographical narrative of music.
Tickets for the World Music Concert are $20 for the general public, $15 for the Brandeis community and $5 for students. For more ticket information, call 781-736-3331
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Conference of the Birds
Fargana Qasimova: Sounds from Azerbaijan
World Music Concert: Fargana Qasimova and Ensemble
In partnership with the Aga Khan Music Initiative, MusicUnitesUS presents a weeklong residency with Azerbaijani vocalist Fargana Qasimova. Ms. Qasimova visited the Brandeis campus in an earlier MUUS residency with her father, the renowned vocalist Alim Qasimov. We wanted a chance to hear more from Fargana, and are thrilled to welcome Fargana and her ensemble back for a residency. Join the Brandeis community in a series of events: informal open classes, workshops, and performances with the visiting artists. See the Spring Schedule for details.
Fargana Qasimova’s talent gravitated naturally toward the music she heard from her father: Azerbaijani classical music, known as mugham, and the repertory of popular bardic songs sung by ashiqs - singer-songwriters who accompany themselves on the saz (a strummed long-necked lute). “There was never any question about my being given to a teacher,” Fargana recalled. “Music was always just a part of everyday life - I sang with my father for fun, and it was only when I was around seventeen years old that I seriously understood that I’d be a musician.”