Asia Society Texas Center

Voices of the Spirit VI

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

03:00 PM – 04:00 PM

 From top, left to right: Walagante Garifuna, Neak Porn Band, Muzze'in Ameer, and Mariachi Estrellas de Mexico

From top, left to right: Walagante Garifuna, Neak Porn Band, Muzze'in Ameer, and Mariachi Estrellas de Mexico

In collaboration with Houston Art Alliance's Folklife + Civic Engagement Program

Houston is a remarkably diverse city—and in no domain of city life is that more apparent than in its faith communities. Many immigrants to the city have created a sense of home for themselves through churches, mosques, temples, and cultural organizations. Unsurprisingly, most of these communities have fostered rich sacred music traditions.

Each year, Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Civic Engagement program celebrates these sacred music traditions with a concert entitled Voices of the Spirit. Join Asia Society to explore devotional music from Houston’s diverse faith communities.

This year's concert will begin with an Islamic call to prayer by Mu'ezzin Ameer Abuhalimeh of the Da’Wah Islamic Center, followed by a repertoire of alabanzas in adoration of the Virgin of Guadalupe by Mariachi Estrellas de Mexico. The program will continue with Neak Porn Ensemble performing traditional Cambodian Buddhist temple music. Concluding the concert will be Walagante, a Garifuna group combining traditional percussion, chorus, and dance.

About the Performance

About Houston Arts Alliance's Folklife + Civic Engagement Program

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is the local nonprofit arts and culture agency that enhances the city’s quality of life through advancing and investing in the arts and diverse cultural programming. The work of HAA encourages Houston’s development and shapes its global reputation by fostering tourism and supporting and promoting the city’s creative economy.

For more information, visit houstonartsalliance.com. For events in the 12-county area, visit artshound.com.

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    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Free with RSVP, limit 2 per person. Unclaimed tickets will be released 10 minutes prior to the event.

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