Sharp eloquence, humanist politics, and mystic poetries are given a global voice by Arieb Azhar and his band from Islamabad, Pakistan. Defying an easy categorization, Azhar's mesmerizing bariton is a voice for social change and justice. With an eclectic mix of urban and folk-based songs, Azhar pays tribute to Irish balladeers, Croatian gypsies, Punjabi traders, Sufi poets, and west troubadours.
June-July 2012: U.S. Debut... 4 Artists... 9 Performances... 41 Activities
U.S. Pakistan Leaders Forum on Media and Culture - Potomac, MD
The Kennedy Center - Washington, DC
Rockingham Arts and Museum Project & Eugene Friesen String Institute - Bellows Falls, VT
Silvermine Arts Center - New Canaan, CT
Portland Arts Festival & One Longfellow Square - Portland, ME
Small Town Concert Series & Amalgamated Muck - Chester, CT
River to River Festival (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) - New York City, NY
The Yeagers - Bloomington, IN
Old Town School of Folk Music & Inner-City Muslim Action Network - Chicago, IL
Roots Cultural Center - Providence, RI
Listen to Arieb Azhar's Soundcloud Stream here.