Performing the Bengal Borderlands: Music, Movement and Encounter

MON. FEB. 11   Concert: “Hindustani Strings at the Borderlands”

TUE. FEB. 12    Workshop: “Musical Instruments Across the Bengal Borderlands”

WED. FEB. 13   Workshop: “Moving Across Global Soundscapes: the Permutations of a Public Ethnomusicologist”

THU. FEB. 14    International Symposium: “Performing the Bengal Borderlands”

FRI. FEB. 15      Mehfil: “Musicians in Movement Across the Borderlands”

Related Events at the Smart Museum of Art

The University of Chicago’s South Asian Sound Interventions Series (SASI) will host a week of events from February 11-16, 2013 focused on performance across the Bengal Borderlands. Musicians, activists and scholars from South Asia, Europe and the United States will come together to discuss, perform, and imagine situated alliances, encounters, and mobility affordances in the region spanning Bangladesh, the states of Northeast India, West Bengal and beyond. Our events coincide with the opening of a temporary exhibit at the Smart Museum of Art: The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989.

All events are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Co-sponsored in part by the Department of Music, Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS),
Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago Arts Council, and the Franke Institute for the Humanities.



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