Join The Second Floor (T2F) for an evening with percussive guitarist, Usman Riaz who will perform music from ‘Circus in the Sky’, screen his film ‘Ruckus’ and also share updates about his new projects.
TEDGlobal Fellow Usman Riaz is a young Pakistani musician making a worldwide mark with his astonishing and fun-to-listen-to technique. Influenced by percussive guitarists who move beyond strumming to striking, treating their fretboard like the soundboard of a piano, Usman makes a sound that feels larger than the instrument itself, with a compelling pattern of repetition and variation that harkens to mystical music traditions.
In 2011, a viral video for his song ‘Fire Fly’ helped bring his sound from the Pakistani music community to a global audience. He is now collaborating with other musicians in Pakistan and working on a new album of original music.
Date: Friday, 17th May, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Entry: Rs. 300
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi.