Friday, October 20, 7:30 pm
This event has been postponed for the foreseeable future. Festival ticket holders will be contacted by the Aga Khan Museum at the email they used for ticket purchase.
Baider Al-Basri will capture the essence of wistful reminiscence through her evocative selection of songs by Iraqi female singers from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Each elegantly struck note weaves a tapestry of emotions, taking you to moments cherished and memories treasured in this special performance, presented as part of the Iraqi Festival of Toronto
Born into a family of composers, singers, and musicians, Baider Al-Basri studied Arabic singing, ballet, and theatre in Syria. She went on to study opera at the Royal Conservatory in the Netherlands, as well as performing arts at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.
She has performed solo concerts with many international orchestras, such as the Metropole Orchestra, where she performed four musical works that were specifically composed for her by the Dutch composer Theo Hoek.
The Museum’s Performing Arts programming is generously supported by the Nanji Family Foundation.
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