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Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily
Love In Exile

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Texas Premiere and only Texas appearance
Grammy Award–winning vocalist Arooj Aftab makes Texas debut with the Love in Exile Trio, featuring two of her most trusted collaborators: polymath pianist Vijay Iyer and multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily. Transforming sound into sculpture, the trio creates lush, haunting collaborative soundscapes of meditation and yearning. Their quietly powerful, almost telepathic communication lends itself to experimentation and creates a sound as described by Aftab as “about self-exile, and the search for freedom and identity, and finding it through love and music.”

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Presented with Fusebox

Supported, in part, by the Topfer Endowment for Performing Arts Production and the Z. T. Scott Family Endowment for the Performing Arts.

Media Sponsor: Austin PBS  // KUTX-FM

Aftab, Iyer, and Ismaily reveal the beauty in quietude.

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