My Mixtape: "Overture I" from The Forgotten Empress, by Salar Nader | KALW

My Mixtape: "Overture I" from The Forgotten Empress, by Salar Nader

Feb 14, 2020

 

Farah Yasmeen Shaikh is an internationally acclaimed Kathak artist, and the Founder and Artistic Director of Noorani Dance. Kathak is a traditional Indian dance form associated strongly with storytelling. In this week's My Mixtape, Farah shares a song from The Forgotten Empress, a multisensory production that encapsulates the rise and influence wielded by a female empress in Mughal India.

Farah is a principle dancer in the production, and the original score was written by fellow performer and renowned tabla drum artist Salar Nader.