Time: September 27, 2013 from 8pm to 11pm
Location: Alwan for the Arts
Street: 16 Beaver street, 4th floor
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.alwanforthearts.or…
Event Type: music
Organized By: Alwan for the Arts
Latest Activity: Sep 5, 2013
Join Alwan for the Arts in celebrating music from the Comoros performed by Nawal!
Between traditional and contemporary, Nawal’s compositions are an acoustic roots-based fusion, a reflection of the diverse character of the Comoros and beyond. Indo-Arabian-Persian music meets Bantu polyphonies and rhythms mixed with Sufi trance. Nawal sings mostly in Comorian (Shikomor) a language in the Swahili family, also with French, English and Arabic. Nawal sings in favor of all humans, for education and for union. She also conserves the philosophy of her great grandfather Al Maarouf, a grand Sufi master, who was inspired by the light of Islam founded on love, respect and peace.