SONGS OF KABIR: The Mystic Poet by Pooja Goswami Pavan

The Cedar Presents

SONGS OF KABIR: The Mystic Poet by Pooja Goswami Pavan

Sun, August 6, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots

Minneapolis, MN

$15 Advance / $20 Day of show

This event is all ages

This is a seated show.

Tickets are available online, by phone, ​and at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.

Songs of Kabir: The Mystic Poet by Pooja Goswami Pavan
Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan (Vocals)
accompanied by
Dr. Kedar Naphade (Harmonium)
Dr. A. Pavan (Tabla)
Abhinav Sharma (Dholak/percussion)
and special guest
Dr. Linda Hess (live interpretation)

A rare treat is in store for denizens of the Twin Cities – a confluence of Kabir’s mystic poetry with the soundscape of India’s semi-classical music on Aug 6 at 7:30PM. Acclaimed Hindustani (North Indian classical) vocalist, Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan, will be presenting “Songs of Kabir”. She will be accompanied on the Tabla by her husband and musical partner, Dr. A. Pavan, on the Harmonium by Dr. Kedar Naphade and on the Dholak by Abhinav Sharma.

A special feature will be live interpretation of Kabir’s poetry by the renowned Kabir scholar, Dr. Linda Hess. Prof. Linda Hess is a faculty in the Dept. of Religious Studies at Stanford University and is well known for her body of work on Kabir’s poetry, having worked on a number of literary and film projects on the subject.

Kabir was an iconoclastic Indian poet-saint whose poetry is one for the ages; it is just as relevant today as it was in the 15th century, for the universal message of love it espouses. Kabir’s poetry is both, ethereal and earthy at the same time, has greatly influenced the Bhakti and Sufi movements alike in India, while expressing some of life’s most profound truths in pithy, yet sublime and evocative language.

Acknowledgment: This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Venue Information:
Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454


Ticket options and info

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  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm M-F ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: Tickets can be purchased at The Cedar when we are open for shows. Check our calendar for show dates and door times  (no fee; cash, check, credit card). Our other ticket outlets are Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), and Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee).
  • Online: (On Ticketfly, typically $2–$3 fee/ticket + $1 restoration fee) until 2 hours before door time on day of show
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Discounts: Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door (subject to ticket availability).
  • Access: The Cedar strives to make our facilities and programming available to as many community members as possible and will accommodate special requests to the best of our ability. To request special accommodations or seating at an upcoming Cedar show, please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or