9/15. Eid-ul-Adha Banquet.
Sponsored by ISBU: Dress in your finest attire and enjoy student performers, keynote speaker Mikaeel Smith who’s topic is about trials and tribulations between a Rock and a Hard Place. There will be Halal food from Azama Grill that is Middle Eastern food!
9/18. Matisse & Islamic Art.
152 Bay State Road, 2nd floor conference room
10/9. Arabic Movie Night.
Hosted by the BU Arabic Program. Movie Title: “Flimflam” https://www.netflix.com/title/81035841
10/18. Oh My Sweet Land. Boston Playwright's Theater
A woman of mixed Syrian-German parentage stands in her Paris kitchen making kubah, a Syrian meat dish, and recalling her encounter with the exiled Damascene medical worker and activist Ashraf. When Ashraf disappears, she goes on a labyrinthine journey in search of him that leads to encounters with some of Syria’s 2 million refugees and stirs deep ancestral memories. Written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi; conceived and performed, with live cooking onstage, by Paris-based Syrian-German actor and director Corinne Jaber. Boston premiere.
10/18-10/27. Boston Palestine Film Festival.
Click this link to be directed to the film festival website, which includes movies, descriptions, and times for each showing.
Entry to the Museum of Fine Arts is free with a BU ID.
11/14. Open Mic Night ft. Palestinian Poet Remi Kanazi.
The Students for Justice of Palestine are having an open mic next Thursday on the 14th at BU Central located in the basement of the GSU. The group will be hosting Palestinian Poet Remi Kanazi. The theme of the night is Resistance & Coexistence.
11/15. A Conversation about Rap across Cultures.
The Russian, German, Spanish and Arabic clusters of Global House will hold a discussion event about hip-hop and rap across different cultures. Each language cluster will show 1 minute of 1 or 2 music videos of their choosing. The audience will try to guess what the video is about, followed by the cluster whose video it is revealing the meaning of the song and talking a little bit about the artist. These videos will serve as the base of our discussion questions.
This event aims to expand students’ comprehension of foreign cultures, as well as cultures related to their clusters. In the activity, they will compare and contrast hop-hop music in different cultures, thus engaging in cultural comparison and multicultural communication.
10/16. Syria in my Heart: Classical Music by Contemporary Syrian Composers. CFA, Marshall Room, 855 Commonwealth Ave. 5:00pm.
Based in Berlin and Helsinki respectively, violinist Ashraf Kateb and pianist Hamsa Alwadi Juris have dedicated themselves to researching, recording, and performing contemporary classical music by Arab-world composers. This concert – part of a five-campus collaboration with Boston University, Yale, Brown, and Connecticut College – focuses on Syria, illuminating its rich prewar classical music scene. Kateb and Alwadi Juris will play selections (all US premieres) by Dia Succari, Solhi Al-Wadi (Hamsa Alwadi Juris’ father), Zaid Jabri, Walid Al-Hajjar, and Boghos Gelalian.
Click here for more information about this event.
2/4-2/11. Middle East and Asia Film Festival مهرجان سنمائي .
Screenings in Geddes, CAS rm 533B or 537C. Symposium Feb 15, 1-4pm in CAS 625
WLL professors introduce and screen nine of their favorite films from the Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Persian, Central Asian, South Asian, and Hebrew film traditions. The last day’s symposium puts the films into conversation with each other and with this year’s theme, “Societies in Transition.” The Arab/ic films will be screened Mon and Tues, Feb 4 and 5.
3/4. In/Between مسرحية.
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave.
Ibrahim Miari’s one-man show about growing up Jewish-Palestinian features vivid storytelling, humor, and puppets. Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the CAS Academic Enhancement Fund, the Jewish Cultural Endowment, the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations, and the Mudarri Arab Civilization Fund.
3/22. “Migrations of the Tongue: A Conversation about Arabic Poetry and Translation” with Iman Mersal and Robyn Creswell محاضرة عن الترجمة الأدبية
STH 625, 745 Commonwealth Ave., 6th floor
Egyptian poet and essayist Iman Mersal and scholar-translator Robyn Creswell speak at the BU Literary Translation Seminar. Free and open to the public.
4/12. “Baking Kunafa with Ustaza Luluah Mustafa”: A Workshop
Friday, April 12, 1:30-3pm
Global House Kitchen, Miles Standish Hall, 610 Beacon St.
4/24. Arabic Dramas as Mirrors of American Dilemmas: Public Conversation with R. Maggor
What are the pitfalls and payoffs of adapting Arabic theatre plays for American audiences? Join Prof. Litvin for a public conversation with director-translator-scholar Rebekah Maggor of Cornell University. Lunch served. Sponsored by the BU Center for the Humanities.
5/1. End of the Year Hafla حفلة!
Celebrate your hard work on Arabic this semester with delicious Middle Eastern lunch and fun student performances. Open to all BU Arabic students and their friends. To add your performance (song, skit, poem) to the program, please contact Prof. Litvin by April 26.
10/27 Arabian Karaoke Night.
Come and experience Arab culture through music, dancing, singing, Karaoke and traditional Moroccan dessert!
11/2 Lunch Talk with Visiting Scholar Dr. Sayed Hassan Hussaini
Suﬁsm examines humanity as the perfect manifestation of God. Sufis advocate love as the true nature of the world and the true path of life. Ibn Arabi and Rumi at the peak of Arabic and non-Arabic Sufism discuss woman as a Divine entity. This talk aims to explore a less known aspect of Islam on women.
World Languages & Literatures and The Institute for the Study of Muslim Cultures and Civilizations
12/1 Arabic Film Screening, Wadjda
10/20 The White Helmets, a Netflix Short Documentary Screening
10/20 Muslims Beyond the Arab World
A reading and signing of Professor Ngom’s new book Thursday, October 20.
Fallou Ngom’s new book re;eased om July entitled “Muslims Beyond The Arab World, The Odyssey of ‘Ajami and the Muridiyya” demonstrates how ‘Ajami materials serve as essential resources of indigenous religious, socio-cultural, and historical knowledge necessary for understanding the spread of Islam and its many adaptations in sub-Saharan Africa and the Muslim world at large. It explores the role that ‘Ajami materials played in the rise of the Muridiyya as one of the most resilient, dynamic, and influential Sufi movements in sub-Saharan Africa. It uncovers the vital role Shaykh Ahmadu Bamba and the Ajami poets who followed him played in the formation and perpetuation of the current religious traditions of Muridiyya The text includes access to a companion website.
11/16. Arabic Poetry and Tea Social.
3/23 Arabic Music Ensemble
We invite you to come listen to traditional and transitional Arabic music LIVE on stage!
DATE: March 23, 2017
TIME: 7-9 PM
PLACE: Alfred L. Morse Auditorium
602 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Hosted by the BU Saudi Cultural Club
3/30 Arabic, Chinese, Russian Culture Sharing Event