Los Angeles! The good folks at Kaya Press are bringing you Mehfil Massive: South Asian Religions Remixed Through Poetry and Music on Wednesday, April 23 at USC's Bovard Auditorium.
South Asian artists from around the country and from India are coming to share one stage and celebrate National Poetry Month. The event is free! Check out this rad trailer:
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Mehfil Massive: South Asian Religions Remixed Through Poetry and MusicThe event is free, but you gotta RSVP. To find out more about the lineup, visit the Kaya Press website.
A poetry and music concert featuring nine South Asian artists from around the world.
University of Southern California Campus
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
FREE, Reservation needed
Mehfil Massive: South Asian Religions Remixed Through Poetry and Music brings together nine legendary South Asian musicians and poets to celebrate and investigate the rich diversity of South Asian spiritual influences. From ghazals set to music and sung throughout the Muslim world to Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel Prize-winning Gitanjali (Prayer Offering of Song), collaborations between poets and musicians have been a staple of South Asian religious life for centuries. In Mughal courts, nightly mehfils brought these performers together and elevated their collaborations to high art. This tradition will get a 21st-century update in a landmark evening featuring performances by internationally renowned diasporic South Asian artists held at Bovard Auditorium at the University of Southern California.