Shumaila Hemani, Ph.D., is an award-winning Sufi singer-songwriter and acousmatic composer. Her composition: Perils of Heavy Rainfall received Second Prize at Listening to COVID Contest by the Canadian Association for Sound Ecology, and her song Anticipating was featured in the Cross-Canada tour on Suicide Prevention Awareness and Hope (2020). Calgary Herald described her music as “mesmerizing,” and “emotionally nerve-striking,” carrying “vocal virtuosity,” and “expressing radically different inner existential visions”(2015). Edmonton Journal recognized Hemani’s music for “enriching” the city’s cultural life.” Supported by the Edmonton Arts Council’s Cultural Diversity Award, Hemani will release her debut album Mannat (A prayer, A Wish) in March 2021 that interweaves epic story-telling embedded in the traditional Sufi repertoire from the Sindh region of Pakistan.
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