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ASHK at Mosaiq Festival

Mosaiq Multicultural Festival, Riverfront Park, Moncton, NB

Mosaïq Multicultural Festival is a unique and colourful celebration of Moncton’s growing diversity. Come explore the World Village, where our many cultures showcase their traditions, music and dance, foods, arts and crafts, and so much more! Mosaïq vendors will offer mouth-watering foods from the four corners of the earth as well unique arts and crafts shopping opportunities. And you won’t want to miss out on the exciting multicultural entertainment line-up featuring talent from around the world and just around the corner.

ASHK at Sunfest!

Sunfest, Victoria Park, London, ON

ASHK is playing at Sunfest!! This amazing festival is put on for free by the Sunfest Committee, a London-Ontario based, non-profit community arts group whose prime mandate is to promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding of the arts across a range of disciplines, such as music, dance and the visual arts. The Sunfest Committee presents thoughtful, innovative global arts programming that commands a very committed following. It aspires to hold a mirror up to its community in order to reflect the diversity and vitality of London’s burgeoning multicultural population.

You can become a member:

Basic Membership $10 / Silver Membership $35 / Gold Membership $75.

visit www.sunfest.on.ca to find out more about the festival, membership and the amazing lineup!!

ASHK at Sunfest!

Sunfest, Victoria Park, London ON

ASHK is playing at Sunfest!! This amazing festival is put on for free by the Sunfest Committee, a London-Ontario based, non-profit community arts group whose prime mandate is to promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding of the arts across a range of disciplines, such as music, dance and the visual arts. The Sunfest Committee presents thoughtful, innovative global arts programming that commands a very committed following. It aspires to hold a mirror up to its community in order to reflect the diversity and vitality of London’s burgeoning multicultural population.

You can become a member:

Basic Membership $10 / Silver Membership $35 / Gold Membership $75.

visit www.sunfest.on.ca to find out more about the festival, membership and the amazing lineup!!

ASHK

Al Whittle Theatre, Main St. , Wolfville

ASHK will be returning to the Al Whittle Theatre to present world music in four-part harmony this FRIDAY June 23!

Tickets are $20 regular, $15 students/low-income. They are available at Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville, online from http://www.ASHK.ca/tickets or at the door (if still available). Doors open at 7:30.

ASHK is the Nasr sisters who have teamed up with world percussionist Ken Shorley to take the audience on an international tour. Ariana brings us to France, Eastern Europe and beyond, hearing the sounds of Edith Piaf, the Roma, and the Balkans. Sahara explores the music of India and Persia, sharing Sufi poetry of Rumi in her own compositions. Kamila brings us to Portugal through Fado, to Brazil with hip hop and treats us to original Afghan-Celtic fusion. The versatile Ken Shorley will transport us to the Middle East, South Asia and Turkey as he flows effortlessly among instruments and styles.

ASHK's performance is powerful as they sing most selections with three or four part harmonies and perform with an impressive array of both eastern and western instruments. This is a show not to miss.

ASHK - An evening of World Music

Denton Hall, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS

ASHK is the latest project from the Nasr sisters and Ken Shorley. Ariana, Sahara, and Kamila Nasr, together with Ken Shorley are Wolfville locals who have all devoted their lives to music. Their curiosity and passion have taken them all over the world. They have learned from great teachers in many countries, and they now perform music in multiple languages and styles, playing a variety of instruments. The name of the group, ASHK, means “love” in Turkish and “tear” in Persian.

The show takes us on an international tour as we follow Ariana to France, Eastern Europe and beyond, hearing the sounds of Edith Piaf, the Roma, Israel, and Russia. We will join Sahara as she explores the music of India and Pakistan, the Sufi poetry of Rumi and as she crafts her own blend by mixing these styles with English folk music. Kamila will bring us to Portugal through the Fado style, to Brazil with hip hop and treat us to Chinese pop and Afghan-Celtic fusion. The versatile Ken Shorley will transport us to the Middle East, South Asia and Turkey as he flows effortlessly among instruments and styles.

The joy of the musicians is contagious as they share with the audience and each other the experience of learning music around the world. It is both enriching and uplifting to be part of this journey with them. ASHK is re-uniting for one last show this year at Acadia University’s Denton Hall on October 22 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20 or $10 for students or underwaged. They are available in advance at The Box of Delights in Wolfville and online at www.ashk.ca

Ariana, Sahara and Kamila Nasr with Ken Shorley

Al Whittle Theatre, Main St. , Wolfville, NS

Join us for an evening of World Music as we come together to share the music that most inspires us!

House Concert with Sahara Jane

Wolfville, NS

This intimate matinee concert with start at 3:00pm and tickets will be by donation. It is a fund raiser for the children of DARE Varanasi who have asked me to come and see them and teach them music at the end of March.

It is my last show in Nova Scotia as I am leaving soon for India.

I will also have my mobile shop, Sahara Jane Collections, set up at 2:00pm so people can purchase beautiful woolen and silk shawls and brass jewellery with part of the proceeds going to support DARE.

For more info, call 902 993 0558

Kirtan singing and chanting

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Bishop Hall, Hwy #1 , Greenwich, NS

Please join us for an evening of uplifting and heart-opening kirtan-style singing and chanting

with Sahara Jane, Ken Shorley, Heidi Kalyani and others!

gentle yoga from 7:15 - 7:45 with Jenn Boutilier

Wednesday Jan 27th 7:15pm - 9:15pm Bishop Hall, Hwy #1 Greenwich

donations welcome (to help cover hall rental)

Contemplative Concert with Sahara Jane, Ken Shorley and Heidi Kalyani

Manning Memorial Chapel, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS

A one-hour late-night meditative improvisation presented in the beautiful resonance of Acadia University's Manning Chapel. This concert will feature Sahara Nasr on voice and sarangi, Heidi Kalyani on drones and percussion, and Ken Shorley on hand drums and percussion. This second concert (in a series of three) will be inspired by a shared love and passion for Indian and Middle Eastern music.

relax - restore - revitalize

The musicians will be intentionally hidden from view, in order to create a more immersive listening experience. Please join us for a journey of musical exploration - close your eyes, listen and enjoy!

admission is by free will offering

Yoga Mantra Workshop with Jenn Boutilier and Sahara Jane

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Bishop Hall, 10032 Highway #1, Greenwich, NS

Join us for a weekend of yoga, meditation, chanting, and silent reflection.

If you can't join us for the whole weekend, choose a 2 hour workshop (or a few) that fits into your schedule. There are 6 workshops in total. Each workshop consists of a yoga class and a mantra. Each yoga class has a theme that reflects the meaning of the mantra. For example, Lokah Samastah Sukino Bhavantu means "May all beings be happy, May all beings be peaceful". The yoga class for that workshop will focus on heart openers and we will dedicate that practice to other people.

Throughout the weekend, we will not be chanting to any particular deities (with the exception of Aum Namah Shivaya, which Jenn was originally taught meant "I bow to the Divine teacher within and without"). We tried to choose mantras that people from all religious and spiritual backgrounds could feel comfortable chanting. Jenn will provide a booklet with the Sanskrit words and the English translations.

For those that are interested in chanting, but not so interested in yoga, there will be a Kirtan on Sunday from 3:30-4:30. All are welcome to attend.

There is something for EVERYONE! :)

With the exception of chanting (and the teachers' guidance), we will be observing silence for the duration of the weekend. Please be mindful of this when you enter the hall.

If you have any questions or you wish to register, please contact Jenn at jennergy2012@gmail.com

Aum Shanti Shanti Shanti

Sahara Jane with Blue Lotus Trio

Tea North, 2606 Agricola St., Halifax

Blue Lotus Trio Live in Concert & A Tea Tasting.

This world fusion ensemble will take you on a musical journey inspired by a passion for Indian music, Sufi poetry and Turkish rhythms.

Tea North will provide a selection of teas chosen especially for the evening and served throughout the concert.

Blue Lotus Trio is Sahara Jane Nasr (voice, sarangi, guitar, frame drum) Ken Shorley (tabla, darabuka, riq, frame drums, saz, voice) Heidi Kalyani (shruti box, tamboura, frame drum) www.bluelotustrio.com

Hosted at Tea North 2606 Agricola St. (inside FRED. Salon). http://www.teanorth.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/TeaNorth

Doors open at 7:30pm Concert will begin at 8:00pm

Tickets are available as of Wednesday November 4th. To purchase, pop into Tea North, 2606 Agricola St, or send an email to info@teanorth.ca and tell us you want a ticket, we will figure it out! :)

Advance $10, $12 at the door.