On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, the Aga Khan Museum will proudly present the Lapis Ball & Digital Benefit: The Art of Transformation. The event will bring together the best of our in-person and digital offerings to highlight the Museum’s incredible impact on individuals and communities both locally and globally. We look forward to sharing how we have harnessed the power of art to broaden perspectives, foster connections,
and change lives.
The funds raised will support the Museum’s ability to continue to adapt to our ever-changing world and create unique and meaningful experiences for our community to connect with art and one another.
Zeshan B combines a classic soul sound with music and lyrics that pay tribute to his South Asian roots. Born in Chicago, his musical roots stemmed from Indo-Pakistani music to gospel music and R&B. He studied opera in college and is trained to sing qawwali, an ancient Sufi devotional music, as well as ghazal, a south Asian poetic form that often refracts romantic love through the lens of Islamic mysticism.
His breakout album, Vetted, was released in 2017, peaking at #1 on the iTunes’ World Music chart. He made his American TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, performing his hit single Cryin' in the Streets, which has garnered praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and the Chicago Tribune.
In May 2020 he released his second album, Melismatic. He has made appearances at the Lincoln Center, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest Festival, House of Blues, Kennedy Center, the Blue Note, Riverside Church and the Canadian National Exhibition.
This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. We are incredibly grateful for their generosity.
Global sponsorship opportunities are available. If you are interested in sponsoring the Lapis Ball and Digital Benefit,
please contact us at [email protected]
We extend our heartfelt appreciation and thanks to the Lapis Ball and Digital Benefit Committee who have guided the development of this year’s event.
Nasir Noormohamed (Chair)
Zahra Karimi Janmohamed