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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Duke Performances has launched Building Bridges: Muslims in America, 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, including engagement with the Duke and Durham community, visits to nearby high schools, and public concerts. The initiative was launched in the spring of 2018 with Nubian retro-pop band Alsarah & the Nubatones, and continues this season with Baghdadi maqam masters Amir ElSaffar + Hamid Al-Saadi (Thursday, October 4); Sudanese-American MC Oddisee (Thursday, October 18); Muslim convert and MC Brother Ali (Thursday, March 7); and Persian-inflected Brooklyn rock band Habibi (Thursday, April 4). Durham-based filmmaker KidEthnic will provide a behind-the-scenes look at each residency through short films documenting the series.

 

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