June Jazz and Rock Choices
by Milo Miles

3) "Diverse Voices of Islam" at the Institute of Contemporary Art ( ICA ) Theater, Boston, MA, at 8 p.m. on June 11, 2005. Tickets are $10. This is the latest in an ongoing series that explores connections and fresh crossovers in music cultures represented by four local musicians. The music of Islam is performed by Malian guitarist and vocalist Boubacar Diabate, Pakistani singer Tanya Jacobs, Oud master Abdul-Wahab Kayyali, and multi-instrumentalist Raqib Hassan. Combining the storytelling-song tradition of West Africa and Pakistan with traditional Arabic string improvisation and Sufi-inspired free improvisation, this quartet will "come together as a group to perform new collectively composed and arranged works." The results are certain to be interesting; they could be transcendent.