by The Canadian Arabic Orchestra
Thursday, November 9, 7 pm
$30, $27 Friends
During this spectacular world premiere, Laura Grizzlypaws performs Indigenous song and dance alongside the musicians, singers, and whirling dervishes of the Orchestra.
Amirali Alibhai, Head of Performing Arts at the Aga Khan Museum on the evolution of a Canadian orchestra:
“Over the past several years, this group has emerged as a really significant musical perspective. They draw on a repertoire of Arabic folk and traditional music, but as they’ve added members and evolved, they’ve started to include artists who are not necessarily Arab in their background and are really taking ownership of the ‘Canadian’ in their name. Working with an Indigenous artist furthers their commitment to Canadian values, and I think this is going to be a landmark performance for the Orchestra, and for the community that has supported them.”