Middle East Studies

Lecture + Concert | Arab Arts vs. Cultural Stereotyping: Multimedia Interactive Lecture & Concert

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Salomon Center 101, De Ciccio Auditorium

Free and open to the public. 

The Arabic Language Studies Program invites you to an evening of traditional and contemporary music and dance from the Arab world as well as discussions on how cultural familiarity can bridge the divide between diverse groups.

Karim Nagi’s outreach campaign teaching Arab music and dance in public schools and communities seeks to improve relations between and amongst disparate groups while dispelling stereotypes. Featuring musical performances on traditional Arab instruments, recreation of classic ‘tarab’ listening session, and translation of Arabic vocal performances interspersed with news clips and supporting data, this interactive lecture and concert seeks to highlight how shared cultural expressions can lay the groundwork for more harmonious interactions between people from diverse cultural backgrounds. 

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