Blog Archive by Year

Dec 20, 2012
Kelsey Colcord
When noori reflected on their tour with Center Stage, they had this to say, "All of this has been a great learning experience because we transferred and shared ideas, traditions, culture, and tastes...
Dec 13, 2012
Kelsey Colcord
After years of planning, the first round of Center Stage has wrapped up. It’s hard to believe all that has happened over the past six months, and we wanted to take a photographic look back at the...
Nov 26, 2012
Tara Thomson
When the lights dimmed and the stage came into focus, a man appeared, crossing quickly toward the bongo-like drums situated in the back corner. He tapped out a quick beat and then gestured for us to...
Jul 31, 2012
Tristra Newyear Yeager
Arieb Azhar and his band were amazing. Kind and friendly from the moment they pulled into the driveway, the members of the band were always making music, or talking about it. Guitarist Zeeshan Mansoor...
Jun 19, 2012
Adrienne Petrillo
Tonight, Pakistani band noori (along with singer-songwriter Arieb Azhar) perform at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage in DC to kick off the Center StageSM artists' tours throughout the U.S. Be...