Diaspora Arts Connection: Aynur In San Francisco

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Diaspora Arts Connection

Apr 22nd @ 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Diaspora Arts Connection presents Aynur In San Francisco in the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture on Saturday, April 22, 2023, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aynur is an award-winning and prominent Kurdish singer. Her music is grounded in traditional Kurdish folk songs, with several of them being more than 300 years old, as well as her own compositions.

Aynur gives these folk songs a fresh, contemporary makeover; her astonishing lyrics narrating stories about the life and suffering of Kurdish people, especially women. She fuses Kurdish music with stylistic elements of western music, above all jazz. The result is a unique, unmistakable sound that forms a link between the past and the future. Over the decades Aynur has become a global star of the world music scene as a musical voice of the Kurds.

Aynur: vocals, tembur

Salman Gambarov: piano

Chris Jennings: double bass

Patrick Goraguer: drums

James Wylie: saxophone

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