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Pakistani Encounter: Midwood’s Master Ghazal and Thumri Singers

Saturday, May 3, 2014




7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Hosted and co-curated by Midwood drummer, composer, and tabla player, Eric Alabaster, who has played percussion for numerous highly regarded Brooklyn-based singers from Pakistan and created a hub of cultural activity at his home studio in Midwood, “Eric Ki Bethak.”  This concert affords an unusual opportunity to eat some delicious Pakistani cuisine while listening to a live performance of some of the most renowned Pakistani musicians and ghazal singers this side of Lahore,  featuring one of the leading vocalists of Classical Pakistani Music, Salamat Ali. Food + Music inclusive—advance purchase $15, $20 at the door;

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This event is presented as part of:

Brooklyn Arts Council’s The Sweetest Song Festival (TSS), is a month long focus on Brooklyn’s traditional singers and song styles. From April 26 through May 27, The Sweetest Song will present 12 concerts and 8 singing master classes at various Brooklyn venues. The programs will explore a range of singing traditions as practiced and performed in Brooklyn’s immigrant and diaspora communities and engage New Yorkers in a creative, cross-cultural exchange with some of the finest traditional singers living in Brooklyn.

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