The Sachal Jazz Ensemble

The Sachal Jazz Ensemble-Williams Center for the Arts

Thursday / November 2, 2017 / 8 p.m.

The Sachal Jazz Ensemble

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In defiance of years-long Taliban influence on local culture, Pakistan’s classical masters preserved their music and improvisational techniques underground, emerging in 2011 with an ambitious recording covering Western jazz standards on traditional instruments. The Sachal Jazz Ensemble’s angle on Paul Desmond’s “Take Five” went viral, earning them world-wide recognition and an invitation from Wynton Marsalis to perform at Lincoln Center. In this cross-cultural, genre-bending concert, works by Mancini, Brubeck, and Grusin converse with practices from a cradle of civilization on sitar, flute, sarangi, and tablas—truly the quintessence of “world music.”

Tickets: $25 (just $6 for students with ID)
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Get to know The Sachal Jazz Ensemble the night before the concert. We’ll be screening the documentary Song of Lahore on November 1 at 7 p.m., and the artists will join us for a Q&A session afterwards.

Part of Tapestries: Voices Within Contemporary Muslim Cultures.