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date & time July 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

location Performance Works

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 “Individually, rivers are distinct, with their specific sources, discernible shapes, and colours, but when they meet as in this collaboration, they come together in a way that makes it impossible to deconstruct.” 

– Mohamed Assani

In nature, the places where bodies of water meet each other create nutrient-rich and totally unique ecosystems. Historically, these estuaries have been places where people gathered and communities thrived. Fresh water and access to the ocean ensured that cultures could transmit across the waves and resources could be shared.

These themes are explored in a suite of new genre-defying music composed by sitarist Mohamed Assani. Join us for a sublime evening showcasing a special live musical collaboration between South Asian and Western musicians. Each musical tradition brings with it rich histories and stories, currents that collide and coalesce into a new tide that flows into a greater reservoir of creative expression.

*Excerpts from this suite were previously performed for ISF2021’s digital programming. Assani has since written five more pieces to create a full concert-length repertoire, and we are delighted to host the premiere performance of this completed work.

This event is curated by Anoushka Ratnarajah.


Doors: 6pm

Show: 7pm

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Venue: Performance Works

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July 11, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Performance Works, Granville Island
1218 Cartwright St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R8 Canada
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