SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

In Conversation with Pakistani Hazara Musician and Visual Artist, Ali Asghar Aasha


Date: 25 March 2021Time: 3:00 PM

Finishes: 25 March 2021Time: 4:30 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Virtual Webinar


CPS and SSAI presents "In Conversation with Pakistani Hazara Musician and Visual Artist, Ali Asghar Aasha". In his first ever UK interview Ali will talk about what inspires his music, what it means to be a Hazara artist in Pakistan today, how he uses language and image as forms of expression and where he sees his journey taking him in the future. Audiences will get the chance to view some of his sublime visual art, including miniatures on vast canvases and listen to original musical compositions in his deeply soulful voice.


Ali Asghar Aasha is a Hazara Musician and Visual Artist from Pakistan who wishes to be seen outside the narrow lens of persecuted minority. He deals, through his body of work, with the juxtaposition between conflict and harmony especially as represented through the relationship between man and his Creator. Ali Asghar uses his art as a provocative medium, creating a shared space of empathy and learning between artist and audience.audience. To him, visual art and music are intrinsically connected mediums of expression through which he aims to understand the primordial question of existence. Ali also means, through his artistic and musical compositions, to break free from the material, cultural, and spiritual imprisonment he experiences in his social milieu.


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