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ASHK at Mosaiq Festival

Mosaiq Multicultural Festival, Riverfront Park, Moncton, NB

Mosaïq Multicultural Festival is a unique and colourful celebration of Moncton’s growing diversity. Come explore the World Village, where our many cultures showcase their traditions, music and dance, foods, arts and crafts, and so much more! Mosaïq vendors will offer mouth-watering foods from the four corners of the earth as well unique arts and crafts shopping opportunities. And you won’t want to miss out on the exciting multicultural entertainment line-up featuring talent from around the world and just around the corner.

ASHK at Sunfest!

Sunfest, Victoria Park, London, ON

ASHK is playing at Sunfest!! This amazing festival is put on for free by the Sunfest Committee, a London-Ontario based, non-profit community arts group whose prime mandate is to promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding of the arts across a range of disciplines, such as music, dance and the visual arts. The Sunfest Committee presents thoughtful, innovative global arts programming that commands a very committed following. It aspires to hold a mirror up to its community in order to reflect the diversity and vitality of London’s burgeoning multicultural population.

You can become a member:

Basic Membership $10 / Silver Membership $35 / Gold Membership $75.

visit www.sunfest.on.ca to find out more about the festival, membership and the amazing lineup!!

ASHK at Sunfest!

Sunfest, Victoria Park, London ON

ASHK is playing at Sunfest!! This amazing festival is put on for free by the Sunfest Committee, a London-Ontario based, non-profit community arts group whose prime mandate is to promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding of the arts across a range of disciplines, such as music, dance and the visual arts. The Sunfest Committee presents thoughtful, innovative global arts programming that commands a very committed following. It aspires to hold a mirror up to its community in order to reflect the diversity and vitality of London’s burgeoning multicultural population.

You can become a member:

Basic Membership $10 / Silver Membership $35 / Gold Membership $75.

visit www.sunfest.on.ca to find out more about the festival, membership and the amazing lineup!!

ASHK

Al Whittle Theatre, Main St. , Wolfville

ASHK will be returning to the Al Whittle Theatre to present world music in four-part harmony this FRIDAY June 23!

Tickets are $20 regular, $15 students/low-income. They are available at Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville, online from http://www.ASHK.ca/tickets or at the door (if still available). Doors open at 7:30.

ASHK is the Nasr sisters who have teamed up with world percussionist Ken Shorley to take the audience on an international tour. Ariana brings us to France, Eastern Europe and beyond, hearing the sounds of Edith Piaf, the Roma, and the Balkans. Sahara explores the music of India and Persia, sharing Sufi poetry of Rumi in her own compositions. Kamila brings us to Portugal through Fado, to Brazil with hip hop and treats us to original Afghan-Celtic fusion. The versatile Ken Shorley will transport us to the Middle East, South Asia and Turkey as he flows effortlessly among instruments and styles.

ASHK's performance is powerful as they sing most selections with three or four part harmonies and perform with an impressive array of both eastern and western instruments. This is a show not to miss.

ASHK - An evening of World Music

Denton Hall, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS

ASHK is the latest project from the Nasr sisters and Ken Shorley. Ariana, Sahara, and Kamila Nasr, together with Ken Shorley are Wolfville locals who have all devoted their lives to music. Their curiosity and passion have taken them all over the world. They have learned from great teachers in many countries, and they now perform music in multiple languages and styles, playing a variety of instruments. The name of the group, ASHK, means “love” in Turkish and “tear” in Persian.

The show takes us on an international tour as we follow Ariana to France, Eastern Europe and beyond, hearing the sounds of Edith Piaf, the Roma, Israel, and Russia. We will join Sahara as she explores the music of India and Pakistan, the Sufi poetry of Rumi and as she crafts her own blend by mixing these styles with English folk music. Kamila will bring us to Portugal through the Fado style, to Brazil with hip hop and treat us to Chinese pop and Afghan-Celtic fusion. The versatile Ken Shorley will transport us to the Middle East, South Asia and Turkey as he flows effortlessly among instruments and styles.

The joy of the musicians is contagious as they share with the audience and each other the experience of learning music around the world. It is both enriching and uplifting to be part of this journey with them. ASHK is re-uniting for one last show this year at Acadia University’s Denton Hall on October 22 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20 or $10 for students or underwaged. They are available in advance at The Box of Delights in Wolfville and online at www.ashk.ca

Ariana, Sahara and Kamila Nasr with Ken Shorley

Al Whittle Theatre, Main St. , Wolfville, NS

Join us for an evening of World Music as we come together to share the music that most inspires us!

House Concert with Sahara Jane

Wolfville, NS

This intimate matinee concert with start at 3:00pm and tickets will be by donation. It is a fund raiser for the children of DARE Varanasi who have asked me to come and see them and teach them music at the end of March.

It is my last show in Nova Scotia as I am leaving soon for India.

I will also have my mobile shop, Sahara Jane Collections, set up at 2:00pm so people can purchase beautiful woolen and silk shawls and brass jewellery with part of the proceeds going to support DARE.

For more info, call 902 993 0558