Origins A Production by the Canadian Arabic Orchestra in collaboration with Hassan Tamim. First introduced at the Festival of Arabic Music and Arts (FAMA Canada 2017).
Origins is a fusion music of the Indigenous nations of Canada and the Arab world; showcasing similarities among humans across continents, cultural and religious divide. It will be implemented through a series of performances including dancing, a fusion of two genres (Arabic and Indigenous). Several artists will be coming together in a collaboration in order to present the “Origins” show. The Indigenous artist Laura Grizzlypaws will be singing alongside members of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra in an assortment that displays the unique characteristics of each culture’s musical heritage under the unanimous theme of humanity. They will be accompanied by the twirling Darvishes during a few of the performances to add to the mystical theme of the said songs. This concert brought to you in by the Festival of Arabic Music and Arts in partnership with Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Rumi Canada associate partnership with Aga Khan Museum