STAVE SESSION: Tigue & Arooj Aftab with Gyan Riley

160 Mass Ave

Percussion trio Tigue, last seen on Stave Sessions in 2017 with neo-traditional Brooklyn-based Moroccan ensemble Innov Gnawa, again partner with an artist reinventing traditional musical forms in an entirely contemporary way. 

Pakistan-born, Berklee-educated, and Brooklyn-based neo-Sufi singer Arooj Aftab brings a new approach to old forms: merging 19th century Sufi and Thumri verse with the instrumentation and spirit of indie rock. 

Doors open 7:00pm / Shows start at 8:00pm

Prices, seating sections, and programs are subject to change.


"Island No. 2" by Arooj Aftab. Listed on the New York Times "25 Best Classical Tracks of 2018."

"Triangle" by Tigue

"Flutterbug" by Gyan Riley

160 Mass Ave

160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston

Stave Sessions is sponsored by:
MARGARET EAGLE & ELI RAPAPORT, SUSAN & MICHAEL THONIS, and the BARR FOUNDATION through its ArtsAmplified initiative.

Additional support provided by Michael & Debra Raizman, Yukiko Ueno & Eran Egozy, Randolph Hawthorne & Carliss Baldwin, and Marylen Sternweiler.

This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment & Innovation Funds with generous leadership support from Peter & Anna Kolchinsky and Cerise Lim Jacobs, for Charles. Additional support provided by Kathleen & Chris GaffneyMarylen Sternweiler, and Samuel & Gretchen Shubrooks.