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Tanya Evanson's Bothism – Experimental Sufi
and Jason Sharp + Kaie Kellough


Tanya Evanson's Bothism – Experimental Sufi
and Jason Sharp + Kaie Kellough

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 8 pm

This event is cancelled. Ticket purchases for the event will be automatically refunded by March 24, 2020. Please go here for more information and updates on the Museum’s response to COVID-19.


In celebration of National Poetry Month, we bring you a double bill of experimental poetry, music, and film that explores the spaces between worlds. We begin with Tanya Evanson — poet, whirling dervish, and director of the Banff Centre’s Spoken Word residency — as she presents Bothism – Experimental Sufi.


Bothism is the name of a short video by Evanson and the name of her first published poetry collection, an experimental Sufi text. The two come together on stage for a meditative performance, including Saeed Kamjoo (gheychak & kamancheh), Ziya Tabassian (percussion), and Emod Vafa (Sufi whirling).


The evening’s other feature performance is from Kaie Kellough and Jason Sharp — a music/spoken word/poetry duo, known for their remarkable, percussive avant-jazz sound. Together they will explore the liminal space between syllables, sounds, words, and rhythm with live video accompaniment.

This presentation is part of our 2019/20 season, Listening to Each Other, which pays tribute to the role of the performing arts in preserving culture, spurring social change, and celebrating diversity.


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