Listen: Thums Up (Vijay Iyer, Himanshu Suri, Rafiq Bhatia, Kassa Overall) & Arooj Aftab

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Vijay Iyer, Himanshu Suri, Kassa Overall and Rafiq Bhatia perform at the Ecstatic Music Festival. (David Andrako)

On March 4, 2017, the Grammy-nominated and one-time MacArthur Fellow pianist-composer Vijay Iyer took the stage with rapper Himanshu Suri (formerly of Das Racist), guitarist Rafiq Bhatia (Son Lux) and drummer/rapper Kassa Overall for an evening of collaboration as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival at Kaufman Music Center.

The quartet was joined by Pakistani vocalist Arooj Aftab, who opened the evening with a set of her own music along with pianist Leo Genovese, drummer Jorn Bielfeldt and synth player Yusuke Yamamoto.

Listen to Atab's set below, and Thums Up at the top of the page.

Arooj Aftab Live at the Ecstatic Music Festival

Q2 Music is the digital partner of the Kaufman Music Center's 2017 Ecstatic Music Festival.

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