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A captivating performer and vocal warrior for tolerance and peace!

Sufi singer Sanam Marvi is a brilliant interpreter of South Asia’s spiritual, folk and classical poetry, with performances that balance immediacy and elegant ornamentation. Marvi is from the Sindh province of Pakistan, and like the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, her joyous devotion to the Sufi tradition is meditative and trance-inducing one moment and thrillingly ecstatic the next. An in-demand performer too rarely heard outside émigré circles, this is her Southeastern debut. The Pakistan International News calls her “deeply resonant… sublime… transporting.”

The presentation of Sanam Marvi is part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts organizations, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Center Stage Pakistan is made possible by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, and the Henry Luce Foundation. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.


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