A Night of Sufi Music and Ghazals

Pooja Goswami Pavan – ‘A Night of Sufi Music and Ghazals’
Sunday, Oct. 15th, 7-9pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA
University of Virginia’s department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures (MESALC), in association with UVA’s chapter of the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY), is proud to present an evening of Sufi music and ghazals on Sunday, October 15th in Old Cabell Hall. The event will feature internationally acclaimed scholar, teacher, and performer of Hindustani (North Indian Classical) music, Pooja Goswami Pavan, with Debu Nayak on the tabla, and Pankaj Mishra on the sarangi. Over the years, Pavan has extensively studied and mastered several genres within the larger umbrella of Hindustani music such as Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal, Bhajan and various folk inspired genres such as the Hori, Chaiti, Kajri, Sawani, and the Khayāl. She received her PhD from the University of Delhi in 2005, and possesses extensive experience performing at the highest level around the world.
Pavan will lead an interactive workshop the day after the concert, on October 16th, from 6:00-8:30 pm in Hotel A-on the Range. The workshop will explore the possibility of studying performance as a mode of translation (particularly of ghazal poetry), as well as incorporating suggestions of the audience. Please note that this event is open to all, and no musical experience is needed.


Concert details:
Date: Sunday, October 15th
Time: 7-9pm
Place: Old Cabell Hall
Free Parking: Central Grounds Garage, 400 Emmet St S, Charlottesville, VA 22903. There are also limited spots behind Old Cabell Hall.


Workshop details:
Date: Monday, October 16th
Time: 6:00-8:30pm
Place: Hotel A-on the Range (in the vicinity of the Lawn); (http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/popPages/0-hotelA.html).
Parking: Central Grounds Garage, 400 Emmet St S, Charlottesville, VA 22903


The workshop and concert are both FREE and open to the public.


Pooja Goswami Pavan’s website: http://www.poojagoswamipavan.com/about/

Please email Qasim Chattha (mqc2vd@virginia.edu) with any questions

Old Cabell Auditorium
Sunday, Oct 15, 2017 - 7:00 pm