Humeysha - New Asian Futurisms Closing Reception

Fri, Dec 6th 2019 at 6:00 PM EST · By Asian Arts Initiative
Date & Time
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 at 6:00 PM EST
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 at 9:00 PM EST
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St
Philadelphia PA, 19107
Event Details

History and homeland are central to Humeysha, the brainchild of Zain Alam, an American artist and musician of Indian-Pakistani origin. Through Humeysha, Alam soundtracks a personal vocabulary that draws on Islamic art and South Asian music to expand the range of sound and experience available to his communities. Field recordings of Pakistani cities; the distinct dialect of an ailing grandmother’s reminisces; quick rhythmic loops from favorite childhood Bollywood songs—all of these sounds find their way into Humeysha, regardless of their traditional “musicality.”

Come celebrate the closing of New Asian Futurisms with a performance by Humeysha featuring an opening by local performer, Joe Ahmed!

Ticketing is on a sliding scale from $5-$30, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you are pre-purchasing your ticket online and would like to pay in an amount not listed, please make a donation in the amount you wish to pay. Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the event. 


Asian Arts Initiative is designed as a mobility accessible facility, with access to all public floors and spaces, and seating accommodations for programmed events. Both non-gendered and individually isolating restrooms are available on each floor, all equipped with changing stations. If contacted in advance, we will make every attempt to fulfill requests for reasonable accommodations such as vision/hearing auxiliary aids and cognitive disability guides. Please note: Due to most events being attended by the general public, we cannot guarantee accommodations for those with fragrance sensitivities.

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