Asad Ali Jafri is a cultural producer, global arts leader and interdisciplinary artist with a creative vision for sustainable social change.
Since 2001, he has worked passionately with artists, creatives, and thought leaders across nations, disciplines, and genres to curate meaningful productions, design sustainable initiatives, and build strong communities. Asad utilizes the universal language of art to connect communities, cultures and people and transform interactions, perceptions, and collective consciousness.
As an artist, Asad plays and blends soulful, spiritual, and, of course, funky music from around the globe as DJ Man-O-Wax. One of his signature productions is Turntable Dhikr – a spiritual and visual sonic meditation on the Divine. He has performed and created as an artist across five continents.
Asad is currently based in Honolulu, Hawai‘i and is Curator of Programs at Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design.