An Evening with Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, & Shahzad Ismaily Trio: Love in Exile
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An Evening with Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, & Shahzad Ismaily Trio: Love in Exile

Three adults stand next to one another in a photo studio with one looking away from the viewer and the other two looking at the viewer.
Love in Exile Trio. Left to Right: Shahzad Ismaily, Vijay Iyer, Arooj Aftab. Photo: Ebru Yildiz. Courtesy of the artist.


Grammy Award–winning vocalist Arooj Aftab returns to Minneapolis with the Love in Exile Trio, featuring two of her most trusted collaborators and longtime Walker-supported artists: polymath pianist Vijay Iyer and multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily. Transforming sound into sculpture, the trio creates lush, haunting collaborative soundscapes of meditation and yearning. Their quietly powerful, almost telepathic communication lends itself to experimentation and creates a sound as described by Aftab as “about self-exile, and the search for freedom and identity, and finding it through love and music.”

Copresented with the Cedar and Hennepin Theatre Trust.

This is a seated performance at the Cedar Cultural Center. All seated shows have general admission and first-come, first-served seating.

The Cedar is happy to reserve seats and spaces for patrons using wheelchairs or who require special seating accommodations.

If you have any questions about the Cedar’s accessibility, please contact their box office at 612-338-2674 or

General public tickets go on sale at 12 noon on Friday, February 24. Walker members have access to a special 24-hour presale; check your email for information on how to access the unique link or call 612-375-7655 for more information.