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Talk: "Cross-Cultural Expressions in Sufi Music" by Dr. Rachana Umashankar

Our colleague Dr. Rachana Umashankar will be presenting a talk on "Cross-Cultural Expressions in Sufi Music" next Monday at 6 pm on the UNC campus. Hope you can make it!

Please join us for a lecture entitled "Cross-cultural expressions in Sufi Music" by Dr. Rachana Umashankar, (Ph.D. in Anthropology from UNC, now on the Asian Studies faculty).
When: Monday, November 19 at 6 pm.
Where: New West (UNC-CH) 219

Topic: In this talk, I will introduce the audience to the cross-cultural nature of Sufi music in India. Qawwali, the primary style of music in which Sufi poetry is sung in India, includes language and imagery from the Middle East, Persia, and local Indian traditions. This layering results in a rich audio-visual experience, and speaks to the diverse traditions which Sufi practice in the Subcontinent draws on.

Mon Nov 19 11pm – Tue Nov 20, 2012 12am GMT (no daylight saving)
UNC New West 219 (map)