Arooj Aftab - Vijay Iyer - Shahzad Ismaily : Love in Exile

Wed, Jun 28, 2023
7:00 PM
National Arts Centre Azrieli Studio

In anticipation of a new ECM recording of the same name, we are offering this project on a very limited basis. Love in Exile creates lush, haunting collaborative soundscapes of meditation and yearning. Vocalist Arooj Aftab described the project as "about self-exile, and the search for freedom and identity, and finding it through love and music.”

Arooj Aftab is a semi-classical, Hindustani, minimalist composer, songwriter and singer. She was recently awarded the Grammy for Best Global Music Performance and is the first ever Pakistani artist to receive a Grammy Award.

Vijay Iyer is one of the leading music-makers of his generation. His honours include a MacArthur Fellowship, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a United States Artist Fellowship, a Grammy nomination, and the Alpert Award in the Arts.

Shahzad Ismaily is a multi-instrumentalist and composer. He has recorded and performed with an incredibly diverse assemblage of musicians, including Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed, Tom Waits, and Jolie Holland to name a few.

Arooj Aftab's Website

Vijay Iyer's Website