WMI PLUS At Home
WMI PLUS At Home features artist conversations and demonstrations, and takes a deeper dive into the musical traditions and instruments from around the world from the comfort and safety of your home. These talks will be led by fellow musicians, journalists, scholars, radio hosts, DJs and ethnomusicologists.
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 6 PM EDT
An Artist Conversation with Farah Siraj led by Tom Pryor
WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are free of charge, but you must register to reserve your space. When registering online, please be sure to complete your reservation by selecting the PROCESS ORDER button on the REVIEW page. You will receive an email confirmation once your registration is complete.
Only registered participants will receive email instructions on how to join the event via Zoom online. Notifications will be sent 24 hours prior to the event.
This event features Jordan's Musical Ambassadress and WMI Honorary Board Member Farah Siraj in a conversation with noted world music journalist Tom Pryor about the intersection of Arabic and Andalusian sounds in flamenco, Farah's work as a human rights/refugee advocate, and her musical collaborations.
Farah Siraj has performed at some of the world's most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Lincoln Center in New York, and represents Jordan annually on United Nations World Peace Day. Farah has toured the Middle East, Europe, India, South America, and the United States spreading the message of peace through her music. She has performed for King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, King Juan Carlos of Spain, and former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon. In recognition of her humanitarian efforts, Farah was invited to perform at the UN Humanitarian Awards, and her music was played before the UN Security Council prior to the passing of important legislation regarding the genocide in Darfur.
WMI PLUS and WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are supported by a grant from Con Edison.