A sample of videos demonstrating my love for choral music, how it intersects with the Muslim world and creates unique sonic encounters with others.
Choir at Opening of Ismaili Centre Toronto
Nur: Reflections on Light commissioned by the Aga Khan Museum, premiered by the Elmer Iseler Singers and Guest Ismaili Singers, Lydia Adams Conductor | September 12, 2014.
Kpanlongo by Derek Bermel
Performed by the UBC Choral Union at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Vancouver, BC Canada | Friday, February 17, 2012
NIGHT OF THE MUSIC MAKERS
View Video Here
Cor Flammae: Benjamin Britten - Advance Democracy
Reincarnations: Cor Flammae's debut concert with Queer Arts Festival | July 24th, 2014
TEDxTerryTalks: Choral Music: The Road to Harmony and Peace
Independently produced TEDx event at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada | November 5th, 2011.
Filmed by Craig Ross: Video edited by David Ng
Invocation (arr. Hussein Janmohamed)
The Canadian Ismaili Muslim Choir published a CD including this song "Invocation" which is a combination of sounds of nature "Way Hay Hee Yo Yo" and the text of Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the most Merciful) melodized with the old Christian carol "Ubi Caritas et amor, Deus ibi est" (Where charity and love are, there God is)
Kad Procvatu Behari (arr. Mario Katavic)
The Canadian Ismaili Muslim Youth choir published a CD including this song popularized in Bosnia
Night of the Music Makers
Collaborative creation with Ismaili Muslim youth in Ottawa, ON. Young artists with diverse musical backgrounds came together one evening to jam and explore arrangements of traditional chant. This a cappella version emerged around 4AM in the morning after 7 hours feasting and making music.