Nava Ensemble
Saturday June 17, 2023  7:30pm - 9:30pm (2 Hours)
Music Dance Wheelchair Accessible
 (902) 532-7704

The Halifax Jazz Festival and King’s Theatre have teamed up to bring you a very special Pay What You Choose concert and mini music museum

Iranian musician Mohammad Sahraei will be joined by Behrooz Mihankhah and Lucas Pierce, along with an ensemble of amazing world musicians. The show will include Sufi Dancing, the mystical Sufi tradition of the whirling dervish. Mohammad will also be bringing his collection of World Instruments to show!

Mohammad Sahraei , who came to Halifax, NS in 2017, is a musician and ethnomusicologist originally from Iran, is a multi-instrumentalist (Tar, Setar, Dotar, Daff and Robab). His composition and performance are focused on the music of Middle East and Central Asia. Mohammad has traveled internationally, researching the music of each country he has visited and collecting more than 60 different and unusual musical instruments. His aim is to establish Canada’s first music museum in Halifax, and he has taken the first step towards that goal with the World Music Museum, a registered non-profit with a board of seven well-known musicians and businessmen from the area.

Within just a few months of his arrival in Canada, Mohammad and his friends had formed Open Borders, a group of 30 international musicians. In the last two years he has organized three concerts with Open Borders, performing global music and as well as his own compositions. He also founded a second group, Tillit. He and his bands have played in various venues including the Jazz Festival, Obey Festival, Upstream, Multicultural Festival, Feast Festival, and in the Iranian and Indian Festivals. He has also performed with the Rumi ensemble throughout Nova Scotia. And he has resurrected the idea of live music during silent movies, collaborating with both Dalhousie and Kings Universities. In addition to performance, composition, and arranging, Mohammad also teaches and holds master classes and workshops about the music of various countries.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian when attending a King’s Theatre event.
Pricing & Tickets
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Tue - Fri 10am - 3pm

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Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia


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