Past Events


A conversation with Ethan Casey

On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 conversation with Ethan Casey, the author of two narrative travel books about Pakistan .

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Azra Riaz & Ustad Salamat Ali in concert

On November 10, 2012, Tamarind hosted Azra Riaz & Ustad Salamat Ali in concert. Azra Riaz and Ustad Salamat Ali are the most accomplished husband-and-wife duo in the world .

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Sharabi Ghazals

On Saturday, March 5th, 2011, SHARABI GHAZALS featuring Jaswinder Singh in concert .

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Shujaat Ali Khan in Concert

On December 10, 2010, Tamarind hosted Shujaat Ali Khan, grandson of legendary classical singer Ustad Salamat Ali Khan and son of leading contemporary classical singer Sharafat Ali Khan .

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Qawwali Night

A tribute to the legendary Aziz Mian Qawwaal featuring Tabrez Aziz Mian in qawwaali concert on Friday, July 30th, 2010 at 8:00 PM.

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Thoughts on Death, Burial and Graves

On Saturday, February 13, 2010, Tamarind hosted An Evening of Poetry and Psychological Discourse with Professor Salman Akhtar.Salman Akhtar, MD is a psychoanalyst and a professor at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He has authored or edited more than 30 books on diverse topics in psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Akhtar Saheb is also a renowned poet having published six volumes of poetry in English and Urdu. He is a highly regarded speaker and and has addressed audiences at Harvard, Yale, Brown, Emory and other major universities in the US as well as at the United Nations. He is the son of the renowned Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar, brother of lyricist Javed Akhtar and brother-in-law of actress/human rights activist Shabana Azmi. .

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Silk Serenade

On Friday, October 30, 2009, Tamarind hosted a sold out evening with Nadeem Ahsan and Inessa the Dancing Princess , celebrating life though dance.

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Jaswinder Singh

On Saturday, February 28, 2009, Tamarind hosted a sold out evening with Jaswinder Singh, in a tribute to Mirza Ghalib.

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Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan

On Friday, October 10, 2008, Tamarind hosted an evening with Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, in a tribute to Hazrat Amir Khusrau Dehlavi.

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Mehr Ali and Sher Ali Faridi Qawwaals

On Sunday, May 4, 2008, Tamarind hosted an evening with Mehr Ali and Sher Ali Faridi Qawwaals. The concert was followed by a reception with the musicians.

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A tribute to Faiz Ahmed Faiz

On Saturday, March 1st, 2008, the Tamarind Society presented a tribute to Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Some of Faiz's most popular and beloved works were rendered beautifully by Ms. Bela Bhatt Modi and the evening also featured video presentations of various well-known Pakistani artists' interpretations of Faiz's poetry, not to mention prerecorded video interviews of those who knew Faiz, not just as a poet, but as a contemporary.

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Jaswinder Singh

The Tamarind Society is proud to present Jaswinder Singh in ghazal concert on Saturday, May 12th, 2007, at 6:30 PM in Bordentown, New Jersey. Jaswinder Singh, who has few peers when it comes to mastery over ghazal singing, obtained his initial musical training from his father before joining the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya school. His singing style and repertoire is influenced by such masters as Mehdi Hassan, Ghulam Ali and Jagjit Singh.

Jagjit Singh mentored Jaswinder during his formative years, and in 2000, Jagjit produced Jaswinder's first ghazal album titled Aage Aage Dekhiye, which was released by HMV. This album heralded the arrival on the scene of a gifted singer and composer. Since then, Jaswinder has been a favorite with the South Asian community in North America.

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Samples of Jaswinder Singh's musical genius.