From Sufi Poetry to Hip Hop: A Cultural History of the Islamic World
Where: Prospect Heights Brainery
190 Underhill Ave., Prospect Heights
347-292-7246 Price: $10
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This class will explore the many ways in which people in the Islamic world (both Muslims and non-Muslims) have expressed themselves culturally over the past 1400 years.
By looking at poetry, literature, music, dance, theater, art and film, we will discover the many cultures and experiences that form the Islamic world. Along the way we will meet Persian Sufi poets, Bengali folk musicians, Andalusian artisans, Kashmiri rappers and Indonesian puppeteers. We will journey from 7th century Arabia to contemporary India to better understand the arts and culture of the Islamic world.