Monday, November 06, 2006

The Attar Project: Scented Skys (Nov 9, SFU Theatre)

School for the Contemporary Arts and Western Front New Music presents

Scented Skys: The Attar Project Tour

"... a captivating distillation of several kinds of loveliness..."
Alex Varty, The Georgia Straight

During the last decade, Parmela Attariwala has become one of the most original and compelling artists in Canada, creating her own riveting blend of Western and South Asian cultures. 2006 marks the centenary of the arrival of Parmela's family in Canada, and to celebrate, this remarkable violinist, composer and ethnomusicologist is now embarking on a cross-Canada tour.

Parmela's ensemble, The Attar Project, brings together the talents of dancer and choreographer Gitanjali Kolanad and tabla player Shawn Mativetsky. Together these three artists weave a beautiful tapestry of music and performance, intertwining contemporary composition and classical virtuosity with traditional Indian dance and rhythm.

Join us for a free afternoon concert with this remarkable group.

This Thursday November 9 at 12:30 pm
SFU Theatre – Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus
No tickets or reservations required
For information call: 604.291.3514 or email:

The concert is 1 hour in length with a 20 minute talk-back with the artist after the performance