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Thursday, February 23, 2017

The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division
The Library of Congress
presents

Victor Gama
Angolan composer, musician and designer of contemporary musical instruments for new music

image: Composer Victor Gama

Victor Gama initiated the  Tsikaya Project in 1997 in the midst of Angola’s Civil War that gave voice to composers and musicians in the interior of this vast country in Southern Africa. To this day, the project continues to record the musical works of composers living in rural areas.  It preserves and strengthens traditional music by creating a digital archive with music, images and data about the composers; it stimulates local music production and contributes to a sustainable livelihood.  Intersecting ancient musical traditions with economic development has led to improved living standards and cultural enrichment in rural Angola.

Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, February 23, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 noon
The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
LJ-220 Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First St. SE
Washington, DC 20540

For additional information contact:
Laverne Page (202) 707- 1979

Please allow time to clear security
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada @ loc.gov
 


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Webinar: Exploring the Africana Historic Postcard Collection

The African Section of the Library of Congress’ African and Middle Eastern Division has amassed a unique collection of more than 2000 historical photographic postcards documenting an important visual record of Africa and its people during the historically intensive years of European colonialism from 1895 to 1960.  The Africana Historic Postcard Collection, newly digitized for the Library of Congress website, brings significant value to understanding sub-Saharan Africa’s colonial and cultural history: in addition to documenting the ways African life has been represented, postcards images chronicle the transformation of cultural, political and social landscapes across the African continent in this time period. Please join Angel Batiste of the Library’s African Section for an exploration of items from this unique collection, offered in conjunction with African American History Month.

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM EST
Registration: Please use the registration form


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

image: Flyer: Cassedy and Taub

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division
The Library of Congress
presents

LADY OF THE PALACE
A documentary film that traces the history of one of the most important Druze clans in Mount Lebanon, the
Joumblat family, from the 17th century to the present, with a focus on Nazira Joumblat (1890-1951),
grandmother of the contemporary Druze leader Walid Joumblat. Nazira Joumblat's wisdom, strong personality,
and amazing intellect, won the title of "Moukhtara," or a leader in her own right, from the different religious
factions in Lebanon.

Remarks by
Nawal Kawar
Arab World Specialist, Near East Section, AMED

image: Filmcover: Lady of the Palace

Free and Open to the Public

Thursday March 23, 2017
12 noon to 1:00 p.m.
The African and Middle Eastern Division Conference Room
LJ 220 Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C.  20540

For additional information contact:
Nawal Kawar (202) 707 - 4708

Please allow time to clear security
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada @ loc.gov
 




Past Events:
2017

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress and
The Egyptian Embassy, Cultural and Educational Affairs Office invited you to a presentation,
Islamic Architecture and its relevance to human daily needs
by Dr. Heba Abdelnabi, University of Alexandria, Egypt.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
The African and MIddle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress presented
"Love Songs from the Middle East". A Valentine's Day Extravaganza with poems from the
Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division of The Library of Congress
presented Business and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia:
Opportunities for Partnering and Investing in Emerging Business

by Edward Burton, President and CEO of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and
The American Tunisian Association invited you to a presentation by
Mary-Jane Deeb, Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division on
"A View of Tunisia through the Library of Congress Collections"

Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented "Will you hear my voice"? Rachel Bluwstein (1899-1931). A presentation by
Ann Brener, Hebraic Area Specialist, Library of Congress.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Icons of the Coptic Church with Coptic Iconographer, Evelyn Avery Rophael



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