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12-02-2014: Hymns from Aleppo’s Armenian Church of Forty Martyrs

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Hymns from Aleppo’s Armenian Church of Forty Martyrs: A Discussion of Endangered Sound Presentation by Jason Hamacher   Tuesday, December 2, 2014 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Segal Theater The Lost Origin Sound Series was created by Jason Hamacher to introduce his archive of sacred music recordings. In 2005, the Syrian Orthodox Church, one of the earliest Christian communities, granted him permission to record their oldest chant traditions. Sacred Voices of Syria showcases the beauty of Syria’s endangered Armenian, Syriac, and Chaldean hymns as well as ancient Sufi shants. Jason...

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12-04-2014: The Imazighen/Berbers of Morocco: Cultural Revival through Video Production

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The Imazighen/Berbers of Morocco: Cultural Revival through Video Production A Talk by Habiba Boumlik Thursday, December 4, 2014 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Room 9206 Arabs named the native people of North Africa Barbar (barbarian—people that speak other than Greek and Latin). By the 20th century, the Berbers had survived, but the unequal distribution of power and resources had resulted in the “contraction” of their language and their communities were marginalized. An individual who identified as a Berber and spoke the ancestral language was discriminated. In the 1980s, Berber...

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12-08-2014: Towards an Arab American Theatre: Readings, Panels and Book Celebration

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The Segal Theater Presents Towards an Arab American Theatre: Readings, Panels and Book Celebration Monday, December 08, 2014 – Segal Theater 4:00 pm: Screening: Edward Said on Orientalism by Sut Jhally 5:00 pm: Screening: Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People by Sut Jhally 6.30 pm: Evening Readings + Conversations The Segal Theater will investigate contemporary Arab American Theatre. Panelists will discuss the representation of Arab Americans on the New York stage (from Nine Parts of Desire to the controversial Aladdin) as well as a vision for a new Arab American Theatre....

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