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SEM 2016 Annual Meeting

Washington, DC

 

Special Events

Organized by the Local Arrangements Committee

 

 

Preliminary schedule. Please check back for updates.

 


Wednesday, November 9

7:30-9:00 pm
Symposium: Islam and the Performing Arts in Indonesia
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Hammer Auditorium

500 17th
 St., NW

Co-presented by the Freer and Sackler Galleries (Smithsonian Institution), the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, the George Washington University, and the SEM Local Arrangements Committee|

More information (see after mid-September)

 

Thursday, November 10



     Maria Ulfah

 

12:30 pm

SEM Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony

Maria Ulfah, Quranic reciter and educator from Indonesia

Dr. Dawn Avery, Native American song

Joseph J. Palackal, Aramaic (Syriac) chant

Omni Shoreham Hotel, Palladium Ballroom




Behfar Bahadoran

1:30-1:45 pm
Concert: Behfar Bahadoran, Persian music (setar, daf)
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Bird Cage Walk

Presented by the SEM Local Arrangements Committee in collaboration with Montgomery College Arts Institute’s World Arts Festival


3:45-4:00 pm
Concert: Behfar Bahadoran, Persian music (setar, daf)
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Bird Cage Walk

Presented by the SEM Local Arrangements Committee in collaboration with Montgomery College Arts Institute’s World Arts Festival


7:30 pm
Performance: Javanese Shadow-Play: Bima Searches for the Essence
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Atrium
500 17th St., NW

Co-presented by the Freer and Sackler Galleries (Smithsonian Institution), the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, George Washington University, and the SEM Local Arrangements Committee


More information (see after mid-September)


 

 

Friday, November 11

 

Amadou Kouyate

10:30-10:45 am
Concert: Amadou Kouyate (150th generation Manding), African drumming
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Bird Cage Walk

Presented by the SEM Local Arrangements Committee in collaboration with Montgomery College Arts Institute’s World Arts Festival


12:15-12:30 pm
Concert: Amadou Kouyate (150th generation Manding), African drumming
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Bird Cage Walk

Presented by the SEM Local Arrangements Committee in collaboration with Montgomery College Arts Institute’s World Arts Festival



12:30-1:30 pm

Guided Tour

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture
Meet in Omni Shoreham Hotel Main Lobby at 12:00 pm for travel by Metro

 

4:00-5:00 pm

Gamelan Workshop
Embassy of Republic of Indonesia

2020 Massachusetts Ave., NW

 

 

 

Church of God & Saints of Christ

 

6:00-9:00 pm

Concert: Church of God & Saints of Christ

George Washington University

 

The Church of God and Saints of Christ, a Jewish African-American church founded in 1896 with deep DC area roots, will invite you to move and sing with their unique gospel-inflected songs in a participatory celebration.

 

 

6:00 pm-12:00 am

Guided Tours and Offsite Events

Details to be announced

 

 

 

Saturday, November 12


 

8:30-9:30 am

Breakfast with Dr. Alisha Jones (Indiana University Bloomington) and members of Northeast Groovers

Meet in Omni Shoreham Hotel Main Lobby

 

Serbiana

10:30-10:45 am
Concert: Serbiana, Balkan ensemble
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Bird Cage Walk

Presented by the SEM Local Arrangements Committee in collaboration with Montgomery College Arts Institute’s World Arts Festival



12:15-12:30 pm
Concert: Serbiana, Balkan ensemble
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Bird Cage Walk

Presented by the SEM Local Arrangements Committee in collaboration with Montgomery College Arts Institute’s World Arts Festival


1:30-1:45 pm

Concert: Montgomery College World Ensemble (Samuel Monguia, Director, Latin Ensemble)
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Bird Cage Walk

Presented by the SEM Local Arrangements Committee in collaboration with Montgomery College Arts Institute’s World Arts Festival

 

 

8:00-11:00 pm

Exploration and Concert
Smithsonian Folkways Hip Hop Anthology Preview and Go Go Music in DC
Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia
1225 W Street, SE

Presented by the SEM Local Arrangements Committee and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

 

 

 

Sunday, November 13


10:30-10:45 am
Concert: GW Troubadours, Collegiate A Capella
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Bird Cage Walk

Presented by the SEM Local Arrangements Committee in collaboration with Montgomery College Arts Institute’s World Arts Festival
 


 

 

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