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SUFIISM AT THE SMITHSONIAN - Day 1, Program

 

 

 

SUFIISM AT THE SMITHSONIAN
Searching for the Divine through the Arts

National Museum of the American Indian
Washington, D.C.

PROGRAM: Saturday, September 22, 2012

12 noon

NMAI/Potomac Atrium
A Spiritual Offering
Name of Love
Whirling Dervishes and Musicians, Istanbul Historical Turkish Music Community, State of Fine Arts, Turkey
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1:00 pm

NMAI/Rasmuson Theatre
Welcome
Manjula Kumar, Project Director, Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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1:15 

Remarks  
Ambassador Arun Singh, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India
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1:30

Talk
Sufism: Love, Faith, Ecstasy
Dr. Talat Halman, Professor, Bilkent University, Ankara
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2:00 

Classical and Contemporary Dance
Raqs-e-Rooh (The Dance of the Soul) and Ma Matti (The Scent of the Earth)
Dancers: Tehreema Mitha, Praneetha Akula and Radha Gholkar
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3:00

Multimedia Presentation
Fihi Ma Fihi: It Is What It Is – A Spiritual Journey
Mansoora Hassan, multimedia artist
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3:30

Poetry Reading, Talk, Concert
Cleansing the Heart with a Flood of Tears: Afghan and Indo-Persian Mystical Poetry and Sufi songs
Laila Zafar, TV performer, ARIANA Afghanistan Television
Dr. Moazzam Siddiqi, scholar
Humayun Khan, vocalist, in concert with Salar Nader on tabla and Bashir Khan on bulbul tarang
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BREAK

 
6:00 pm

Remarks
Sherry Rehman, Ambassador of Pakistan
                   
Sanam Marvi, vocalist in concert with accompanists Babar Ali, Hassnain Ali, Azhar Hussain, and Tahir Hussain
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