Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily: Love in Exile

September 28, 2023
Love in Exile at TCA

Event Summary

Love In Exile is presented by three world-class musicians forging a singular voice that takes their distinct backgrounds and vast histories of collaboration to explore one-of-a-kind performances defined by a sense of timeless beauty and sudden surprise alike. This newly released album by Verve Records creates lush, haunting collaborative soundscapes of meditation and yearning. NPR described the project as a “manifestation is musical telepathy”.

Arooj Aftab is a GRAMMY Award-winning singer, composer, and producer working in various musical styles and idioms, including jazz, minimalism, and Urdu poetry.  A 2023 United States Artists Fellow and a recipient of the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Music, she wows audiences worldwide with her mesmerizing live shows.

GRAMMY nominee, pianist, Vijay Iyer is one of the leading music-makers of his generation. His honors include a MacArthur Fellowship, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a United States Artist Fellowship, and the Alpert Award in the Arts.

Multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily’s sensitivity and technical acumen has made him a legend, recording and touring with musicians like Beth Orton, Yoko Ono, Feist, and many others.

The three merge to create a singular, gorgeous sound. Their project, Love in Exile, creates lush, haunting soundscapes of meditation and yearning “…about self-exile, the search for freedom and identity, and finding it through love and music.”

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Event Hours

Start Time: 7:30 pm

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