Asad Ali Jafri is the Artistic Director for Caravanserai’s 2015-16 season. Asad runs an independent cultural consultancy called Sukoon Creative, building on extensive experience presenting Muslim artists as Director of Arts and Cultural Programs for the Inner-city Muslim Action Network in Chicago and a festival organizer for the World Islamic Economic Forum in Malaysia.
He also performs internationally as DJ Man-O-Wax, spinning soulful, spiritual, and, of course, funky music from around the world. As a founding member and director of FEW Collective, Asad directs and tours with a rotating group of performing artists and musicians using art to engage, educate, and inspire. One of Asad’s signature productions as an artist is "Turntable Dhikr," a spiritual meditation on the Divine through turntablism. Asad has performed as an artist across five continents and ten countries and is a proud member of the Universal Zulu Nation.
Hear the music that influenced our Caravanserai: American Voices artists plus the music they're listening to now!
- DJ Man-O-Wax Playlist (Spotify)