Join us as we celebrate the warmth of the season!
1. SUFI FUSION with ARIF LOHAR and AROOJ AFTAB
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7pm, Wang Theater
RESERVE ASAP! THIS HIGH ENERGY, HEART THUMPING SHOW IS SELLING OUT! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
"There are composers, then there are singers and finally there are entertainers. Meet Arif Lohar once and you know that he is an amalgamation of all of the above -- an artist extraordinaire. His jovial personality, the highly-infectious grin he sports and the trademark chimta, which he inherited from his father and always accompanies him in a performance, simply sets him apart from other exponents of folk and Sufi music. " (www.fashioncentral.pk)
ARIF LOHAR is one of Pakistan's most beloved folk singers. Singing contemporary interpretations of traditional Punjabi songs, Lohar captures the sights and sounds of modern Pakistani culture with a unique mix of pop and folk stylings. Lohar plays his beloved chimta, a traditional percussion instrument resembling tongs, and is backed by an ensemble of talented Pakistani musicians. Worldwide, he is among the top Punjabi folk and pop singers.
In a special collaboration, Arif Lohar is joined by talented world music singer-composer AROOJ AFTAB. Her inspired songwriting fuses classical Pakistani and Sufi music traditions with contemporary jazz, folk and pop influences, creating a signature sound that has been described as “indigenous soul.”
This program is part of Asia Society's ongoing initiative Creative Voices of Muslim Asia, and Caravanserai: A Place Where Cultures Meet, managed by Arts Midwest on behalf of the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations with financial support from the Building Bridges program. Both initiatives are supported in part by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
$35 (VIP - Reserved and Priority Seating)/
$20 (General) /
$15 (Seniors) /
Discount of 20% for groups of 5 or more.
Reserve by telephone (631-632-4400),
email ([log in to unmask]),
or online by visiting our website: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/wang/
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2. CHINESE CUISINE: ITS HISTORY, ART, AESTHETICS & CULINARY APPEAL
by Jacqueline Newman
Wednesday, April 25, 1 pm, Wang Room 201
followed by food tasting
As the title indicates, this presentation looks at gorgeous foods, evokes their aromas, invites your salivation, and when it ends, invites your gustation.
Dr. Jacqueline M. Newman edits, and has for nineteen years, the award-winning magazine Flavor and Fortune. It is the first and the only American English-language quarterly about Chinese food and Chinese dietary culture. Her devotion to research and promotion of this dietary culture is well-known world-wide and is the pursuit of a lifetime of efforts, academic and otherwise. Do attend and join the international culinary and dietary fields welcoming this missionary of China’s dietary culture.
Free and open to all!
Sponsored by Wang Center's Asian and Asian American Programs, University Libraries, the Confucius Institute, and the Advancement of the Science and Art of Chinese Cuisine.
3. OMG - OM MANGALAM: A Bollywood à Capella Musical
Sunday, April 29, 2012, 7:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre
Om Mangalam, or OMG, is the first Bollywood à Capella musical to grace any stage. As a tribute to the genre that has captivated the imagination of the world, Om Mangalam will take you through an unforgettable journey: filled with song, dance, color, laughter, tears and love.
Come, join us!
See it, and fall in love.
Produced by DE TAALI.
Tickets: $10 (General) or $5 (Student)
Reserve by telephone (631-632-4400),
email ([log in to unmask]
4. SINGGALOT -- The Ties That Bind: Filipinos in America from Colonial Subjects to Citizens
Exhibition runs until April 22, 2012. ON ITS FINAL WEEK!!!! THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE!
The exhibition details the rich history of Filipinos in America, honors early immigrant pioneers and the determined generations after them, and addresses the community and culture of Filipino Americans through historically significant photographs. Singgalot celebrates the vital contribution made by Filipino Americans to Pacific trade, military service, the arts, and civil rights activism.
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5. CENTER FOR INDIA STUDIES BENEFIT DINNER 2012
The Annual Benefit Dinner for the Center for India Studies will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., at Akbar Restaurant, Garden City New York. This year the Keynote Speaker will be the eminent art historian Dr. Pratapaditya Pal.
Dr Pal is Fellow for Research at the Norton Simon Museum at Pasadena, CA., and Visiting Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art at the Art Institute in Chicago. He is author of over 50 books and exhibition catalogues. He is also former Curator of South Asian Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and L.A. County Museum, and Editor of Marg magazine.
Please support the Center by attending this event and also bring your friends and family.
Contribution, $150 per person.
Please fill out and mail the rsvp card ASAP:
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6. Wang Center Recommends:
Saturday, April 21, 3 pm
Northport High School Auditorium
$7.00 for adults; $5.00 for senior citizens; students, teachers, children free
Young Adults for Community Service (YACS), the Northport Arts Coalition (NAC) and the Navdeep Cultural Association of the U.S.A. invite one and all to come to a captivating, beautifully choreographed dance and music drama featuring the Indian Creation Story about Lord Shiva, the Supreme God who creates, preserves, destroys, and reveals himself to his followers. With an eye on giving to community through arts and culture, forty student dancers bring a flavor of India to our area and help raise funds for Huntington’s Tri Community Youth Agency and the Northport Food Pantry. Classically trained Indian musicians will provide traditional Indian music to accompany the show. Custom made costumes featuring lovely Indian traditional design will further enhance the beauty and authenticity of this performance.
For more information contact Dan Paige at [log in to unmask] or call 631-261-4134.
7. Upcoming in May -
a. SAKURA MATSURI: Long Island Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday, May 5, Noon
For the flier: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/wang/programs/SakuraFlier12.pdf
b. FOURTH ANNUAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION
Saturday, May 12, 1 pm
For the flier: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/wang/programs/APAHM%202012%20FLIER%20for%20WEB.pdf
For more information on these and other Asian and Asian American Programs at the Wang Center,
please call 631-632-4400 or email us at [log in to unmask] or visit our website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/wang/