The Dichotomous Wife

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Went to the Aga Khan Museum

And I have to say, it was one of the cleanest arts facilities I have ever been to in my life! The structural lines were clean, the exhibition curation was clean, and even the bathrooms were sparkling clean!

What’s that? Why was I there?

Sorry… right!

Sam and I bought last minute tickets (nothing like the night before!) to see Syrian clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh perform live on stage with visual artist Kevork Mourad in a two-man collaboration called “Home Within.” We had such an amazing time — the show was as unique as it was haunting!

If you only have five minutes, click on the first video for an interview with both artists and quick samples from the show. But, if you have 50 minutes? Click on the second video to watch the same presentation we just saw (filmed and generously posted to YouTube by The Kennedy Centre earlier this summer).

Kinan’s music is also available on Spotify — I totally checked the second we got home tonight!

 

As an added bonus, our tickets allowed us admission into every other exhibition within the museum. Below are some (flash-free) shots I took of artifacts in their permanent collection.

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