Carnegie Hall Presents

World Views

Some of the most energizing performers from around the world showcase traditional music from their homelands in exciting new ways during these not-to-be-missed performances. This diverse series features leading interpreters in their respective genres, who have already crossed musical, political, and social borders to share their native rhythms and musical messages with legions of fans worldwide.

Parissa
Dastan Ensemble

Bombino

António Zambujo

Asif Ali Khan Qawwal

Parissa
Dastan Ensemble

Zankel Hall
Friday, November 8, 2013 | 8:30 PM

Performers

Parissa
Dastan Ensemble
Parissa has established herself as one of the foremost female vocalists from Iran, acknowledged for her command of the classical and Sufi genres of Persian music. She is joined by the Dastan Ensemble to perform both centuries-old Persian music as well as fresh approaches to rarely heard songs of the past century.

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"Masnavi, Froud"

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Parissa
Cologne Music

Bombino

Zankel Hall
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 10 PM

Performers

Bombino
Born into an era of armed struggle along the Niger and Mali border, guitarist and singer-songwriter Bombino is on a mission to bring peace and international brotherhood to the world through song. His electrifying jams capture the spirit of rebellion, while echoing with Jimi Hendrix–like riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré.

This concert is part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall.

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"Tenere" ("The Desert, My Home")

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Bombino
Cumnancha

António Zambujo

Zankel Hall
Saturday, February 8, 2014 | 8:30 PM

Performers

António Zambujo
Portugal’s António Zambujo has been a leading voice in the resurrection of male fado singers in a female-dominated genre. Dedicated to expanding the boundaries of the art form, this rising star merges traditional fado with cante alentejano—a North African–influenced male chant from southern Portugal—and Brazilian popular music.

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"Flagrante"

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António Zambujo
World Village

Asif Ali Khan Qawwal

Zankel Hall
Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 8:30 PM

Performers

Asif Ali Khan, Lead Vocals
Raza Hussein, Harmonium and Solo Vocals
Sarfraz Hussein, Harmonium and Solo Vocals
Ali Khawar, Tabla and Chorus
Imtiaz Hussein Shibli, Chorus
Waheed Mumtaz Hussein, Chorus
Shah Nawaz Hussein, Chorus
Manzoor Hussain Shibli, Chorus
Umar Draz Hussein, Chorus
Hailed as the reigning prince of the soulful Sufi music known as Qawwali, Asif Ali Khan has become hugely popular both in his native Pakistan and on the international stage. Remaining faithful to the sublime traditions of this devotional music, his songs build from meditative and trance-like to a thrilling and energetic spectacle.

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"Mere Guru Ne Baat"

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Asif Ali Khan Qawwal
Hi-Tech Music Ltd.