A Night of Mystical Music – Dr. Randy Weston in Concert
with Dr. Randy Weston, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan and Fatima Hafiz-Muid, PhD
September 23, 2017
UPDATE: To ensure the highest musical quality, the venue has shifted to the BERKSHIRE MUSEUM. We are grateful for their willingness to partner and accommodate this magical evening! More information can be found HERE.
Music has been the language of mystics and mundanes alike because it speaks the language of the soul. Dr. Randy Weston, a master musician, has been influenced by the mystical voice of Sufi teacher, Hazrat Inayat Khan, father of the Abode’s founder.
Join us for a night of conversation between Dr. Randy Weston and Pir Zia Inayat-Khan (via teleconference), grandson of Hazrat Inayat Khan, followed by a concert from Dr. Weston. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Fatima Hafiz-Muid. Between the conversation and concert, Ivy Hylton of Serenity Healing Arts will offer a sound healing session – two treats before the concert even begins!
This concert will prove to be a most lively and spiritual gathering as Dr. Weston’s music reaches into your soul.
If you are interested in the entire weekend Healers’ Retreat, which includes admission to this concert, go to www.theabode.org/healersretreat
Photo: Jimmy Katz
Randy Weston, born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926, didn’t have to travel far to hear the early jazz giants that were to influence him. Though Weston cites Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Art Tatum, and of course, Duke Ellington as his other piano heroes, it was Monk who had the greatest impact. “He was the most original I ever heard,” Weston remembers. “He played like they must have played in Egypt 5000 years ago.” Randy Weston’s first recording as a leader came in 1954 on Riverside Records Randy Weston plays Cole Porter – Cole Porter in a modern mood It…
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Pir Zia is the first son of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan and Taj Inayat, born in 1971 in Novato, California. He grew up in California, New York, and New Mexico. Pir Vilayat made it clear to Zia at an early age that he wished him to continue his lineage. He prepared him by instructing him in meditation, and at times guiding him in spiritual retreat—once in his cave in the Alps of Chamonix. When Zia was 13, Pir Vilayat sent him to Dharamsala, India, to study under the auspices of his friend His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Sufism, however, was the central theme…
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Dr. Hafiz’s has more than 35 years’ experience in the field of education. Her research interests focus on emotions in social spaces where issues of race, gender, class, ethnicity and nationality intersect. Fatima currently serves as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College and Columbia University in teacher education and social work. Her pedagogical approach and education content knowledge has impacted hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students for the past 16 years. Fatima has been on a journey of self-healing, meditation and spiritual development for more than 35 years. Her practices include meditation from different spiritual paths. As an educator and…
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