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Moonchild: Celebrating the Life & Music of Yusuf Salim

Nnenna Freelon & Yusuf Salim Portrait
Saturday, October 29, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Duke Performances and Duke Islamic Studies Center’s Building Bridges: Muslims in America series

This event has been canceled due to the unexpected passing of its bandleader and arranger Brian Horton on September 16. Horton was an accomplished composer and saxophonist who was recently appointed director of North Carolina Central University's Jazz studies program. He was an integral part of the music scene in Durham and North Carolina and had an invaluable impact on the life of his students, friends, and colleagues. He will be deeply missed.

Our celebration of Yusuf Salim will be held at a future date. In the meantime, refunds will be issued to all ticket holders.


Part of Duke Performances' Building Bridges: Muslims in America series, the celebration will also include a free public panel discussion and an introduction to 'Moonchild,' a documentary film in production about Salim's life by Durham filmmaker Kenny Dalsheimer. The conversation will touch upon Brother Yusuf's lifelong musical and spiritual journey, including his embrace of Islam as a means of fostering peace, love, and unity - and his approach to building a community in which music could serve as a force for lasting connection and transformation.