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SUFIism at the Smithsonian: Searching for the Divine through the Arts Day 1

Join us for a two-day symposium attempting to reinterpret, redefine and broaden the concept of SUFIism through scholarly talks, dramatic renderings of mystical poetry, soul-searching music, creative expressions in dance, artist talks, and fascinating films.Contact: Manjula Kumar at [email protected], or on facebook.com/smithsonianeducation/events.1: 00 pm Rasmussen Theatre Welcome Manjula Kumar -- Project Director, Smithsonian Center for Education & Museum Studies1:15 pm Remarks Ambassador Arun Singh, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India1:30 pm Talk Sufism: Love, Faith, Ecstasy Dr. Talat Halman, Professor, Bilkent University, Ankara2:00 pm Classical and Contemporary Dance Raqs-e-Rooh and Ma Matti Dancers: Tehreema Mitha, Praneetha Akula and Radha Gholkar3:00 pm Multimedia Presentation Fihi Ma Fihi -- It is What it is: A Spiritual Journey Mansoora Hassan -- multimedia artist3:30 pm Talk, Poetry Reading, Concert Cleansing the Heart with a Flood of Tears: Afghan and Indo-Persian Mystical Poetry and Sufi songs Dr. Moazzam Siddiqi, Scholar Laila Zafar, TV Performer, ARIANA Afghanistan Television In concert with vocalist Humayun Khan, Salar Nader on tabla, Bashir Khan on bulbul tarangBREAK6:00 pm Remarks Sherry Rehman, Ambassador of Pakistan Concert Vocalist Sanam Marvi and accompanists
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