Indiana University Bloomington

Rahim AlHaj in Concert

Wednesday March 22, 2017
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Hoagy Carmichael Room
Morrison Hall 006

Rahim AlHaj

Join us at the Archives of Traditional Music for a concert with musician and composer Rahim AlHaj. Rahim AlHaj combines traditional Iraqi maqams with contemporary styling and influence. Virtuosically playing on an instrument that spans 5,000 years, Rahim’s music represents a unique voice that speaks passionately to contemporary listeners of every musical background. Deftly combining traditional Iraqi maqams with contemporary stylings and influences, AlHaj seeks to translate into music the suffering, joy, anxiety, and determination that he has experienced and witnessed in his life as an Iraqi political refugee, and today as an American citizen. Communicating with a compelling immediacy that bypasses cultural obstacles, his music speaks irresistibly to the heart in a universal language of compassion. A Grammy award-nominated artist, AlHaj tours the country delivering a message of optimism while seeking to bring the world to a compassionate understanding of our shared destiny and to give the oppressed a voice for justice.

This concert is presented in partnership with The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation.

 

Ed Kabotie in Concert

Friday April 8, 2016
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Hoagy Carmichael Room
Morrison Hall 006

Join us at the Archives of Traditional Music for a unique performance by Native American musician and artist Ed Kabotie on Friday April 8th, 2016 at noon. Kabotie is from the Hopi village of Shungopavi in Arizona and the Tewa village of Khap’o Owinge, Santa Clara Pueblo, in New Mexico. His culture is the greatest inspiration of his unique style of music, as he seeks to express the "virtues, vices and values" of his people. By mixing his languages (Hopi, Tewa and English), genres,  and instrumentation, Kabotie creates powerful music that speak to the protection of the environment, the sacredness of water, and social justice issues facing his tribe and other Native Americans in the Southwestern United States.  Outside of his Hopi and Tewa roots, Kabotie finds most inspiring the musical talents of the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley & the Wailers, and Metallica.