The Attar Project


12:30 pm SFU Burnaby Theatre
7 pm SFU Surrey, Central City Campus Mezzanine
604.291.3514 / 291.3210

With her unparalleled blending of Western and South Asian cultures, Parmela Attariwala has become one of the most original and compelling performers in Canada. A remarkable violinist, violist, and composer, Attariwala weaves an intriguing tapestry of music and dance, twining contemporary composition and classical virtuosity with traditional Indian rhythms.

In celebration of her family arriving in Canada one hundred years ago, Attariwala has embarked on a cross-country tour with her Toronto based ensemble The Attar Project, featuring Bharata Natyam choreographer and dancer Gitanjali Kolanad, and tabla player and percussionist Shawn Mativetsky. A must-hear for anyone interested in the future of Western and Eastern classical music, and multicultural issues in performance practice.

In partnership with Simon Fraser University School for Contemporary Arts.