Parissa performed Persian classical music as part of Muslim Voices: Arts & Ideas. With her soaring voice and adherence to classical style, Parissa has been heralded as one of the most important Persian musicians today.
Qawwali, the ecstatic music at the heart of Sufism, is a form of South Asian praise music. Read more about qawwali and explore other scholarly articles as part of the Muslim Voices: Arts & Ideas coverage.
Senegalese world music giant Youssou N'Dour opened Muslim Voices: Arts & Ideas with the statement: "Asalamalekum. It means, 'peace for everyone'. Not just Muslims, but everyone."
Iranian-American visual artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat stood up for one of Iran's most important filmmakers of the 20th Century, a woman whose legacy grows stronger with time.
The Ultimate in Urdu Storytelling
Dastangoi, a classical form of Urdu storytelling, took the stage for rare performances by three Indian masters. Read more about this astonishing art form and its underlying themes.