Sufi Poetry in Contemporary Music
Date(s) - 11/18/2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
by American Friends of Sufi Arts, Culture & Knowledge
About this event
Join us for an artist talk featuring vocalist, composer, and poet Walid Ben Selim.
Inspired by classical poetry of the Arab world, Walid Ben Selim’s music experiments across genres, sounding through traditional vocalizations, spoken word, hip hop, rock and cross-cultural collaboration. Following a recorded discussion on the role of classical Sufi poetry in Ben Selim’s creative practice, the France-based artist will join us for a live Q&A with ethnomusicologist and performer-composer Payam Yousefi.
A selection of Walid Ben Selim’s past performances can be viewed here.
This event will take place on Zoom.
AFSACK Salon Series is an initiative of the American Friends of Sufi Arts, Culture & Knowledge (AFSACK), as a seasonal webinar where recent cultural, artistic, and scholarly works relating to Sufism are discussed. Each hour-long conversation focuses on a theme related to our guests’ recent projects. As a platform for dialogue, the Salon Series seeks to foster interdisciplinary conversations that bridge together broader concepts that are shared across various fields and subjects with Sufism. From art installations to book talks, to album debuts, the Salon Series is a platform for sharing, dialogue, and access.
Learn more at www.afsack.org