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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

Bomba Community Dance Workshop

Join the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for a community dance workshop with Redobles de Cultura. RSVP to reserve your spot by emailing the Stone Center. For more information, please visit the Stone Center website or their Facebook page. This workshop is open to the public.

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

November 2, 2017 - November 3, 2017

‘Yasak/Banned: Print Media and Cultural Spaces from Abdulhamit to Erdogan,’ Conference

The conference begins Thursday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. with a Vernissage of the related Duke libraries exhibit, Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from late Ottoman and Republican Turkey. At 6:30 p.m., Edhem Eldem, a professor of history at Bogaziçi University, will present a keynote entitled, “Sultan Abdülhamid II: Founding Father of the Turkish State?” in the Bostock Library Holsti-Anderson Room. On Friday, Nov. 3 there will be three conference panels in the Holsti-Anderson Room with local and guest experts. The conference will conclude…

Start: November 2, 2017
End: November 3, 2017
Venue: Duke University
Address:
Durham, NC 27705 United States

January 24, 2018 - January 29, 2018

Jaipur Literature Festival

Carl Ernst, the William R. Kenan, Jr., distinguished professor of religious studies and co-director of Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, will be giving a talk titled “Sufi Martyrs of Love” at the festival. Every year, the Jaipur Literature Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and…

Start: January 24, 2018
End: January 29, 2018
Venue: Jaipur, India
Address:
Jaipur India

January 26, 2018 - January 27, 2018

SERSAS Annual Conference, ‘African Roots: Reflections on Origins, Identities and Voices from the African Past and Present’

This is the annual conference of the South East Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS) and the Southeast Africanist Network (SEAN). It is co-sponsored by the African Studies Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida. SERSAS and SEAN pride themselves on providing an open and collegial forum for the exchange of ideas. The title of the conference is “African Roots: Reflections on Origins, Identities and Voices…

Start: January 26, 2018
End: January 27, 2018
Venue: University of Florida
Address:
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States

February 7, 2018

‘Aging Societies: Challenges and Opportunities Sharing Thai and Global Lessons Learned,’ Panel Discussion Livestream

This panel discussion brings together leading experts from the fields of business and public health to discuss the challenges as well as the opportunities of an aging society. By 2030, one out of the three Thais will be 60 years old. The situation is similar in many places in the U.S., including North Carolina, but also in major global markets including Europe and China. There are serious implications for physical, mental and financial health that must be addressed. At the…

Start: February 7, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
End: February 7, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Venue: Online

February 9, 2018

Banjo Romantika Band in Concert

The concert features Slovak banjoist Richard Cifersky, a top European player and teacher. He has toured the U.S. with band Fragment, and played with bluegrass mainstays Becky Buller and Dale Ann Bradley. This concert is part of a series of events presented by the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Carolina Bluegrass Initiative, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Southern Folklife Collection. All events in the series are…

Start: February 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: February 9, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe
Phone: 919.929.3833
Address:
431 W. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 10, 2018

Czech Bluegrass Song Workshop

The workshop features Slovak banjoist Richard Cifersky and ethnomusicologist Lee Bidgood. Cifersky, a top European player and teacher, has toured the U.S. with band Fragment, and played with bluegrass mainstays Becky Buller and Dale Ann Bradley. Bidgood began his research on Czech bluegrass while a music student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was an early member of the Steep Canyon Rangers. This workshop is part of a series of events presented by the Department of Music at UNC-Chapel…

Start: February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am
End: February 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Czech and Slovak School of North Carolina
Phone: 919.907.0951
Address:
4405 Hope Valley Road
Durham, NC 27707 United States

February 15, 2018

Community Conversations for Foreign-Born Residents of Chapel Hill

Building Integrated Communities has worked with the Town of Chapel Hill in the past year to improve their services and leadership opportunities for foreign-born residents. The group is holding a public meeting on February 15 at St. Thomas More for Spanish and English languages. The purpose of the meeting is for the Town of Chapel Hill to better understand the experiences of foreign-born residents and hear their recommendations for improving services, communication and leadership opportunities. All are invited to attend. For more information,…

Start: February 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: February 15, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: St. Thomas More
Phone: 919.942.1040
Address:
940 Carmichael Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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