Upcoming events! (November)

There are a number of excellent upcoming concerts and talks. All of the Lights Diwali Show, November 5th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1583840108590940/?active_tab=discussion This event brings together many of Cornell's best South Asian performance troupes in honor of Diwali. *note: this concert requires tickets and often sells out! "Realism, Fantasy, and Representations of Muslims in Contemporary Film Qawwali." South Asia Program Colloquium, November 7th, 12:15: http://events.cornell.edu/event/sap_realism_fantasy_and_the_representations_of_muslims_in_the_contemporary_film_qawwali Should be a great talk on a very relevant topic. Qawwali Night with the Sami Brothers, November 18th: https://allevents.in/ithaca/qawwali-night-with-saami-brothers/2107223132835528 An amazing opportunity to see live qawwali! This group regularly sells out in NYC - don't miss them here!      ...
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Screening of “Bad Rap”, Tuesday, October 25th

BAD RAP  @ Cornell Cinema Tuesday - Oct. 25th 7 - 10 PM ***Doors open at 6:40pm*** Asian Pacific Americans for Action is pleased to screen Bad Rap Film, an independent documentary following the careers of four Asian American rappers struggling to find success in a hip hop community that refuses to see Asian-ness as cool. Premiering at the TriBeCa Film Festival this year, Bad Rap is a compelling mix of live performance footage and personal interviews which tackles issues such as the model minority myth, definitions of "masculinity" (and how Asian men are perceived by those gender norms), and the fetishization of Asian women. Join us after for a moderated Q&A...
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Bollywood-infused Shakespeare?

The Globe, the home of Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, just put on a production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night Dream" - "Bollywood infused." What does "Bollywood infused" mean?? What does this stylistic/genre choice enable, make possible in a Shakespeare play? What elements here represent "Bollywood"? So many questions to be asked! Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p047lmwj You can stream the production here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ehw2mb/acts/arqd2m#p047lmwj  ...
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1947 Partition Archive – an oral history project

I mentioned 1947 Partition Archive in class a few weeks ago and wanted to share it. Their work is simple, yet profound: collecting stories from people who experienced Partition and making sure that the experiential history of this pivotal moment isn't lost. What's so cool is that you can get trained to do interviews as a "citizen historian"; then, there are opportunities for internships and fellowships, both in California and South Asia. You can also use their interactive oral history map to learn more about Partition. http://www.1947partitionarchive.org/...
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