|June 17, 2018|
|Lumberman's Arch, Stanley Park|
Join us after the World Partnership Walk for an afternoon of free performances. Enjoy a blend of South Asian classical and electronic sounds with a stunning collaboration between celebrated sitarist Mohamed Assani and music producer Adham Shaikh. Mohamed Assani is known for being a proactive ambassador for his rich musical tradition- he has travelled the world to bring the sitar to new audiences through innovative collaborations that have stretched the boundaries of his instrument. Adham Shaikh is a Emmy and Juno Award-nominated music producer, composer, sound designer, and DJ who brings his uniquely powerful global sounds to the world stage and screen, not to mention many a crowded dance floor. Audiences will be mesmerized by these two masters of their art forms – enjoy a sonic journey transcending time and place.
About the World Partnership Walk:
In 1985, a group of women in Vancouver came together to raise funds to support the work of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada – an international development organization working in Africa and Asia to tackle poverty on many fronts. All had come from Africa or Asia and wanted to give back to the communities they left behind. They persuaded 1,000 other Canadians to join them in a walk to fight global poverty and raised $55,000. That first walk grew into an annual event, held in 10 cities across Canada with the support of tens of thousands of volunteers, corporate sponsors and participants. Thirty-three years later, the World Partnership Walk has raised more than $100 million – making it the largest event in Canada in support of international development.