March 11, 5:30-7:30 PM – RISD Tap Room
226 Benefit Street, Providence
Join us to welcome the Aga Khan Music Initiative artists from Central Asia with a community dinner and panel exploring the expression of traditional storytelling and music through contemporary art forms and the representation of powerful female mythology in the Muslim world.
Uzbek filmmaker Saodat Ismailova discusses her epic journey to bring the Central Asian steppes to the screen and stage, joined by panelists Ted Levin, Dartmouth College Professor of Music; Shahzad Bashir, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Humanities and Religious Studies at Brown University; and Katie Freeze, ethnomusicology graduate student at Brown University.
This panel was made possible, in part, with support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.