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Swahili Permutations: Music, Dance and Identity in Kenya’s Lamu Islands.

Date:
Friday, March 3rd
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Event Description

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.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.

Venue

Bone Student Center
200 N. University Street
Normal, IL
Room:
Faculty/Staff Commons
Phone:
(309) 438-4636
Website:
http://bonestudentcenter.illinoisstate.edu

Organizer

University Club
Phone:
(309) 438-7933
Email:
rlpresto@ilstu.edu
Website:
http://uclub.illinoisstate.edu