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Dr. Shumaila Hemani and Moon: Indigo Child

Dr. Shumaila Hemani blends worlds, eras, and languages through her music and poetry. She also brings a deep well of knowledge from her academic background in the sacred Sufi music and culture.  In addition to being a singer, she’s described as an acousmatic performer and sound sculptor. Her acclaimed debut album as a composer and recording artist was released in 2022, entitled Mannat.

June 2 and 3, she’ll be performing at Calgary’s Arts Commons, alongside Alien Trap Lords and TD Incubator Cabaret Series curators Sargeant X Comrade. SXC say of this show: “Under the theme of Moon: Indigo Child, we’re embracing our nocturnal sides. How does your perspective change at night? What secrets will emerge in the darkness; what surprises will be illuminated?”

Shumaila Hemani joins CKUA’s Grant Stovel for a conversation about her remarkable debut album, and what she’s got planned for audiences at next weekend’s Moon: Indigo Child cabaret performance.