As part of Center StageSM, an initiative of the U.S. Dept. of State's Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, administered by NEFA, Silvermine Arts Center presents Arieb Azhar Sunday, June 24 at 5 p.m.

Sharp, eloquence, humanist politics, and mystic poetries are given a global voice by this singer-songwriter and his acoustic band from Islamabad, Pakistan.

Defying easy categorization, Azhar's baritone "encompasses about all the emotions life has to offer," leading a quartet of musicians in an eclectic mix of urban and folk-based songs grounded in Sufi and other humanist poetries from across Eurasia.

Seating is limited. Reservations are suggested. To purchase tickets online, visit or call 203-966-9700, ext. 22. Tickets are $15 for members; $20 for non-members.

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