Afro-Emirati: A Unique Historical Experience

Talk

Afro-Emirati: A Unique Historical Experience

WHEN November 21, 2017
6:30-8pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Open to the Public

This lecture examines the assimilation of people of African descent and their living experience in the Gulf as expressed through music and their newly evolved Afro-Emirati identity. The speaker also addresses how Africans exported knowledge, performed various Arts to express their conditions and how their music became an integral component of UAE National musical identity.

Speakers
Aisha Belkhair, PHD, Research Advisor, National Archive

Hosted by
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute


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