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SUFIISM AT THE SMITHSONIAN - Day 2, Program

 

 

 

SUFIISM AT THE SMITHSONIAN
Searching for the Divine through the Arts

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

PROGRAM: Sunday, September 23, 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 

Talk
Sufism: A Philosophical System, An Artistic Muse, A Way of Life
Jamal J. Elias, Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
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2:00

Multimedia Presentation
Shams of Tabriz and Mowlana Rumi: Pursuing the Beloved
Lida Saeedian, educator, vocalist and translator of Persian poetry
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2:45 

Talk/Film Excerpts
Amir Khusrau’s Persian and Hindvi Poetry in Contemporary Performances of Sam’a and Qawwali
Yousuf Saeed, independent filmmaker and cultural historian
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4:00

Talk
In Search of Self: Journey of an Artist
Anil Revri, artist
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4:30

Talk/Concert
Voices of Sufism: A Mystical Journey in Music
Dr. Madan Gopal Singh and Dhruv Sangari
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5:00

Dhruv Sangari, Madan Gopa Singh, and Salar Nader on tabla, in concert with Bashir Khan on bulbul tarang
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BREAK

 

6:30 pm

Dance Performance
SUFI KATHAK: Dance of the Mystics – Exploring the Feminine in Sufi poetry
Manjari Chaturvedi, dancer, choreographer and creator of the dance form sufi kathak
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