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Venue:WPAC Instrumental Hall

Join the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies as we co-sponsor an event hosted by the FIU School of Music and Communication, Architecture + The Arts as part of their Miami International GuitART Festival. The event will include a combined lecture with two artists, and culminate in a weeklong series of events by multiple artists as part of the GuitArt Festival. Cihat Askin will present on "Modal Systems and Forms in Traditional Turkish Music".

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Venue:WPAC Instrumental Hall

Cihat Askin will discuss rhythmic (usûl) and modal (makam) systems in traditional Turkish music (including folk, classical, and sufi music), then, review the basic instrumental and vocal forms. He will demonstrate the major modes (makams) through preludes or interludes (taksims) on the violin. He will also discuss the role of improvisation in classical Turkish music, both from compositional and performance perspectives.

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Venue:WPAC Concert Hall

In the festival opening concert Aksak Duo, virtuoso Turkish musicians Cihat Askin, violin, and Mesut Özgen, guitar, present a program of duo and solo works by Pablo Ortiz, Tolga Zafer Özdemir, Mesut Özgen, and others. Co-sponsored by the Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies.

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Venue:AHC 3, Room 205

On account of divergent colonial histories, Niger and Northern Nigeria developed sharply different socioeconomic profiles and political cultures, yet both are overwhelmingly Muslim and blighted by poverty. This lecture will discuss how Nigeria and Niger share challenges of development, as compounded by climate change and attendant insecurity. It is also instructive to all those interested in the future of Islamic societies in sub-Saharan Africa. Lecture by William Miles.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU and FIU MMC

The conference will bring together scholars from around the world to explore the historical, cultural, sociopolitical, economic and geographic linkages that exist between Jews and Muslims.