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Shumaila Hemani
About "Anticipating/Muntazir"
Anticipating is a track that is very relevant to what we are experiencing during COVID-19: being STUCK and anticipating things to clear away so that we can return to normal. Of course, as we all understand, we would come on the other side with a “new normal” and that would mean dealing with this state of being stuck in ways that keep us moving, even if we are moving on forked paths. This song not only captures that feeling but also shows you a way to keep your connections alive during this quarantined phase. It is a song that is not about staying passive and waiting but pushing past inner and outer barriers that keep us stuck. Described as "prophetic" and "emotionally vulnerable" (John Wright) and selected by the Myserious Barricades Concert Society for an All-Canada tour on awareness for Suicide Prevention and Hope, this song will touch people in their intimate moments with themselves.

Shumaila HemaniTreaty 6 Territory, Edmonton, AB

Shumaila Hemani received her Ph.D. in Music from the University of Alberta and is an expert in ethnomusicology with an emphasis on religion. She crosses gender boundaries while singing Pakistani songs of Musilim heritage which are typically performed by men. Her upcoming album is based around the concept of supplication and saint ... more
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