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Canceled Les Filles de Illighadad- TOUR CANCELED

Drawing from two distinct styles of regional sound, ancient village choral chants and desert guitar, Les Filles de Illighadad are sisters from the village of Illighadad, performing Tende, traditional music from Niger. “MESMERIZING SOUNDS FROM THE SAHARA” - The New York Times “HEADY, TRANCE-INDUCING SONGS THAT BURROW INTO YOUR BRAIN AND SPREAD THROUGH YOUR BODY” […]

“DIRT: The Secret Life of Soil” with Arm-of-the-Sea Theater

Freedom Square 9 101st St, Troy, NY

A theatrical production about the dirt under our feet by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, an arts ensemble that fuses visual storytelling with live music in contemporary works of mask and puppet theater.  This production will take place in Freedom Square, a two-minute walk from the Sanctuary (which is the rain location). ***Please note that for everyone’s safety, […]

Al Bilali Soudan

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Join us for a concert from Al Bilali Soudan from Timbuktu, Mali. Their performance is an improvisational tour de force of traditional instruments (incl. tehardant and calabash), rhythms, and scales. These traditional instruments are foundational to the development of the style that has evolved into the modern desert blues sound. ***Please note that for everyone’s […]


Salon Séance: “The End of Time”

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Join us for an interdisciplinary presentation combining live classical music with visual and theatrical storytelling. This is the regional premiere of The End of Time, an immersive experience with themes of trauma and healing, by Salon Séance was inspired by Quartet for the End of Time by composer Olivier Messiaen. This event is co-sponsored by […]

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