Experience

 

SPEAKER | FACILITATOR

Hussein is a sought after speaker and facilitator delivering interactive choral based workshops on themes of identity, leadership, diversity, and community building. Participants make connections through singing and creating music, regardless of their music background. In fact no music experience is required.

 

VANCOUVER & CANADIAN ISMAILI MUSLIM YOUTH CHOIRS 

Hussein's interests in creative community development, choral music excellence and building bridges led him to co-found the Vancouver Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir in 1998. Hussein engaged a process of inquiry and dialogue with the singers to consider what kind of music would express their sense of individual and collective identity. Would there be confluence with traditional choral music and sounds of their Muslim experience? Would a simple three part harmony engage the experience of their faith differently? How would music of other cultures and civilizations lend a space for expressing a world view within a pulral Canada? The choir became a laboratory of musical discovery bringing deeper understanding and connection to faith, identity and the larger world in which we live. Hussein has conducted both choirs in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and Right Honorable Prime Minister Harper.