Black Sufis of India and Africa

A talk by Professor Amy Catlin Jairazbhoy

Black Sufis of India and Africa

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Bezanson Music Recital Hall   7:00 pm

The Sidis of India are a diffused, segregated population originating in Africa centuries or perhaps millennia ago. The Gujerati Sidis are Muslim Sufis dedicated to Bava Gor, a black African saint who is celebrated in their music and dance. Amy Catlin Jairazbhoy's research, writing, teaching, curatorial activities, and multi-media publications often have an applied focus, aimed at community development of minority traditions, especially in diasporic settings. She served as a curator for Sidi Goma and presented the group's first concert tour outside of India in September 2002, travelling with them in England and Wales. In collaboration with Amherst College department of Music & UMass department of Music and Dance

 



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