Building Bridges: Muslims in America


Building Bridges: Muslims in America

In Spring 2018, Duke Performances launched its three-year Building Bridges: Muslims in America initiative, a new project showcasing the richness and diversity of Muslim culture in this country. Working in partnership with the Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC) and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC), Duke Performances will host residencies by U.S.-based Muslim artists featuring substantial engagement with the Duke and Durham community, visits to nearby high schools, and public concerts. Durham-based filmmaker KidEthnic will provide a behind-the-scenes look at each residency through short films documenting the series.

Building Bridges: Muslims in America is funded, in part, by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art & the National Endowment for the Arts, & co-sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies Center & the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.


Artists

Alsarah & The Nubatones
Alsarah & The Nubatones
February 26 – March 1, 2018
AMIR ELSAFFAR & HAMID AL-SAADI
Amir ElSaffar & Hamid Al-Saadi
October 1 – 4, 2018
Oddisee
Oddisee
October 15 – 18, 2018

Brother Ali
Brother Ali
March 4 – 7, 2019

Habibi
Habibi
April 2 – 4, 2019

Mumu Fresh
September 19 – 21, 2019
Rafiq Bhatia
Rafiq Bhatia
November 4 – 7, 2019

Gnawa LanGus
Gnawa LanGus
February 24 – 27, 2020

VIDEO

Alsarah & The Nubatones at Duke Performances from Duke Performances on Vimeo.