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Syncretism & the Contemporary Ghazal

The Ghazal originated in Arabia in the 8th century. That's the funny stuff right? That in order to retrieve legitimate cosmopolitanism, we have to go back to a medieval multicultural moment.

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Music
Ghazal
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Historicity
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Pakistani State Repression
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Mah Laqa Bai
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ALI SETHI is a Lahore-born writer and musician. He is the author of the novel The Wish Maker and a contributor to The New York Times op-ed page. Ali is also a classically trained vocalist. He made his singing debut on Season 8 of Coke Studio Pakistan and was featured on the soundtracks of Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) and Sarmad Khoosat’s Manto (2015). In 2019 he performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall. As of July 2018 he is working on a record with producer Noah Georgeson.

Interview
Music
14 Oct 2020

ALI SETHI

Musician Ali Sethi in conversation with Associate Editor Kamil Ahsan

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