An Evening with Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily: Love in Exile
Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30 pm
The Cedar Cultural Center
Love In Exile. Three world-class musicians meet in New York City to forge a singular voice that takes their distinct backgrounds and vast histories of collaboration as a starting point. From there they explore one-of-a-kind performances defined by a sense of timeless beauty and sudden surprise alike.
In anticipation of a new Verve recording of the same name, The Cedar, Walker Art Center, and Hennepin Theatre Trust are honored to present the Love In Exile trio on The Cedar stage.
The trio consists of vocalist Arooj Aftab, the first Pakistani artist to win a Grammy and wows audiences worldwide with her mesmerizing live shows; MacArthur genius and Grammy nominee Vijay Iyer, one of today’s most influential pianists; multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily with his sensitivity and technical acumen that has made him a legend among musicians like the late Lou Reed for whom he was a session player. Yet the marvel here is how ego disappears as the three players merge to create a singular, gorgeous sound.