Sacred and ecstatic music from Morocco and Pakistan - Metropolitan Museum of Art



Date: 10/29/11 through 10/30/11
Ages: All
Address:
Fifth Ave. @ 82nd St. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org

Description: Discover the mysterious power of call-and-response Gnaoua trance music and the rich history of Sufi devotional music as Hassan Hakmoun, one of Morocco's leading musicians, and Pakistan's renowned Qawwali troupe, Najmuddin Saifuddin & Brothers, share the stage in this celebratory evening to inaugurate the Museum's new galleries. The two groups will come together for a rare joint finale. It's an evening of impassioned voices, driving choral refrains and syncopated rhythms you won't want to miss.