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Swahili Permutations: Music, Dance and Identity in Kenya’s Lamu Islands.
Dr. Rebecca Gearhart Mafazy, Professor of Anthropology, Illinois Wesleyan University, will present a talk entitled, “Swahili Permutations: Music, Dance and Identity in Kenya’s Lamu Islands” at 4:30.m. at the University Club in the Faculty/Staff Commons in the Bone Student Center. Dr. Mafazy has had extensive experience living and working in East Africa. She will discuss changing notions of cultural identity among the Swahili peoples of the northern Kenya coast by looking at three music and dance (ngoma) traditions as case studies.
All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. this Friday in the Faculty/Staff Commons in the Bone Student Center. You need not be a University Club member to attend. Additional information about U-Club events and activities can be found at our website, http://uclub.illinoisstate.edu/. Continued program support is provided by the Office of the ISU Provost and President. In addition, snacks and liquid refreshments are available at each meeting.