Ismaili Centre London invites public to immerse themselves in musical and cultural riches

Ismaili Centre London invites public to immerse themselves in musical and cultural richesOver the next several days, ordinary Londoners can step out of their busy work days and slip into the serenity of the Ismaili Centre, to be whisked away by the sounds of MUSIC@ONE — inspired by the Silk Road.

Circling the fountain within the geometric embrace of the lobby, musicians from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa will bring to life a range of compositions on traditional and contemporary instruments. The lunchtime musical interludes, which start at 1:00 PM each day, are part of the seventh annual Nour Festival of Arts, taking place in venues across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea this autumn.

“This is such a wonderful way to spend a lunchtime,” says Shafin Jivraj, a visitor to Music@One. “It’s so rejuvenating to tune out the outside world and tune in to some relaxing music, whilst at the same time experiencing differing cultures.”

The rich musical journey across Asia features performances by Nash Meghji, who will treat the audience to traditional performances on the sitar, and Duri Lalani on the rubab, a lute-like musical instrument originating from central Afghanistan.

More at the source: Safiya Ahmed for The Ismaili

https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/nour/events/musicone

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