Jazz & The Creative Influence of Islam: Manifesting: The Spirit in the Music

Manifesting: The Spirit in the MusicDr. Rasul MillerDestiny MuhammadModerator: Abdul-Rehman MalikThe deep connections between Jazz and the creative influence of Islam, at their root, have a spiritual manifestation that builds on the legacy of Black American music forms. This manifestation of the spirit allows for an exploration that brings together stories, geographies, faiths and musical forms, responding to real life conditions of past and present while imagining the future. It manifests in both the individual and the collective. This session explores the individual stories of musicians that manifest the spirit in the music.

This ongoing series highlights the contributions of Islam and Muslims in the birth and continued growth of jazz. These discussions and concerts are fundamental to changing conversations and attitudes about “belonging” in the history of jazz for Muslims and for other marginalized groups.

Our fall 2022 Jazz & Islam series is curated by Asad Ali Jafri and made possible with support from the Humanities New York SHARP Action Grant.

About The Curator
Asad Ali Jafri is a cultural producer, community organizer and interdisciplinary artist.  Using a grassroots approach and global perspective, Asad connects artists and communities across imagined boundaries to create meaningful engagements and experiences. Asad has over two decades of experience honing an intentional and holistic practice that allows him to take on the role of artist and administrator, curator and producer, educator and organizer, mentor and strategist.

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