Acclaimed musician and Coke Studio star, Ali Sethi becomes the second Pakistani singer to perform at prestigious Sanders Theater at Harvard Law School after late music maestro Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The renowned singer, an alumnus of Harvard, performed at the finale of 27th Harvard’s ARTS FIRST Festival 2019 on Sunday, May 5.
With his remarkable and mesmerizing performance, Sethi brought classical Sufi poetry to the contemporary stage. He performed classical and folk music which is his forte, representing the Sufi culture of South Asia. He was joined on the stage by his teacher and mentor, Harvard Professor Ali Asani, and the Grammy-winning music producer Noah Georgeson.
Sethi’s performance at Harvard was a dream come true for the singer. “I had this dream that one day I would stand on the stage in Sanders Theater and represent those aspects of my culture that I know and love. And now that dream is coming true,” Sethi had said earlier.s
Harvard Arts Festival, which is the largest of its kind at any North American university, highlights the creativity and talent of students, faculty, alumni, and other members of the Harvard community.