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October 4, 2017

Brett Wilson, ‘Subduing the Saints: State Control Over Sufi Lodges in Late Ottoman and Modern Turkey’

This is a lecture by Brett Wilson of the Central European University. Increasing state control over religious institutions has played a pivotal role in modernization projects in Turkey dating back to the early nineteenth century. In 1925, the Turkish state abolished Sufi orders (mystical brotherhoods) and shuttered their lodges in what was, for the 1920s, among the most radical interventions by a state in the everyday practice of Islam. This act marked the culmination of a century religious reforms in…

Start: October 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: October 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Venue: Duke University, West Duke 101, Ahmadieh Family Conference Room
Address:
Durham, NC 27708 United States

October 7, 2017

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: Short Film Community Series

This community screening of several short films will begin with a reception followed by the film screenings. The films shown this evening include: Intersection (U.S., 2017). A road trip forces a young woman and her two friends to examine their identities and place in the American South. Night Shift (U.S., 2017). Ollie Jeffries is an on-again, off-again actor. His long-time gig as a bathroom attendant on this one night, forces Ollie to face a reality he’s not yet ready to embrace. Where…

Start: October 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Ngozi Design Collective
Phone: 919.972.8550
Address:
321 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States

October 12, 2017

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: ‘Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact and Works of C.L.R. James’ (UK, Trinidad & Tobago, 2015)

This evening’s community film screening as part of the Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films will take place at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, N.C. The film shown this evening will be a full length documentary, Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact and Works of C.L.R. James. This film is an historical tour-de-force exploring the life, writings and politics of the great Trinidad-born C.L.R. James, an uncompromising twentieth-century revolutionary and author of The Black Jacobins, the seminal work on…

Start: October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: October 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Hayti Heritage Center
Phone: 919.683.1709
Address:
804 Old Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States

October 20, 2017

Bomba Dance Community Workshop

Redobles de Cultura Afro-Borinquena presents Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Dance and Percussion Community Workshops. The team of three New York City practitioners of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba will be in the Triangle area to offer dynamic and engaging dance and drumming workshops.  Workshops offer exploratory instruction on both Bomba dance and drumming. The sessions teach fundamental techniques of Bomba dance, engages participants on the roles of percussion instrumentation and how these are developed in concert with the dance movements and more. The…

Start: October 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
End: October 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: Hayti Heritage Center
Phone: 919.683.1709
Address:
804 Old Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States

October 21, 2017

Bomba Dance Community Workshop

Redobles de Cultura Afro-Borinquena presents Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Dance and Percussion Community Workshops. The team of three New York City practitioners of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba will be in the Triangle area to offer dynamic and engaging dance and drumming workshops.  Workshops offer exploratory instruction on both Bomba dance and drumming. The sessions teach fundamental techniques of Bomba dance, engages participants on the roles of percussion instrumentation and how these are developed in concert with the dance movements and more. The…

Start: October 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
End: October 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Venue: RENA Community Center
Phone: 919.918.2822
Address:
101 Edgar Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

October 26, 2017

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: ‘Kemtiyu: Cheikh Anta’ (Senegal, 2016)

This evening’s community screening will take place at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, N.C. The featured film is Kemtiyu: Cheikh Anta (Senegal, 2016). In this full length documentary, historian and scientist Cheikh Anta Diop argued that ancient Egyptians were black through linguistics and carbon dating. He was also a fervent Pan Africanist who called for the United States of Africa. With original music score by pianist Randy Weston, this beautifully presented portrait is a fitting tribute to a man who dedicated…

Start: October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: October 26, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Hayti Heritage Center
Phone: 919.683.1709
Address:
804 Old Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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