Blacksburg: Khumariyaan and Boston Boys 9/18

Graphic from the poster via Jim and Robyn Dubinsky of Monkey House Concerts.  


On 18 September, I'm looking forward to
  • a free workshop (but need to reserve general admission ticket here) from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at the Anne and Ellen Fife Theater at the Center for the Arts (Jim, along with Geography Prof the Plaid Avenger and ethno-musicologist Dr. Anne Elise Thomas will moderate the workshop;) and
  • a concert from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at 130 Jackson Street (a $5 benefit)

Co-sponsored for both events are:  Monkey House Concerts and  the Virginia Tech Center for the Arts. Other sponsors include  the Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society, The Artful Lawyer, and WUVT radio/ Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech, Inc. (EMCVT). 

For more on Khumariyaan, see the fan page on fb and the write-up at  Center StageKhumariyaan is one of seven ensembles from Morocco, Pakistan and Vietnam that Center Stage is bringing to the US for month-long tours from June-December 2014.

Center Stage is a public-private cultural exchange program between the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations and additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council.)

For more on the Boston Boys, see their webpage.