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Music and Food in Multicultural Syracuse: Performing New American Traditions

Time: Dec. 2, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Grant Auditorium (concert); Wildhack Room (reception) in White Hall / Falk College

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

6-7:30 p.m. - Concert in Grant Auditorium (White Hall, Falk College)
7:30-8:30 p.m. - Reception in Wildhack Room

Beatrice Muradi (Burundian dance)
Karen and Matupi Chin dancers (Burma)
Immaculee Kandathe and Olivier Byinshi (Congolese music)
Ahmad Alkhlef (Syrian music)
St. Elias Antiochian Church dabkeh dancers
Shwe HninSi
(Chef, With Love, Burma)

All are welcome to celebrate this unique collaboration between the departments of Art & Music Histories in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Food Studies Program of Falk College, and With Love Restaurant -- the culmination of students’ work with musicians and chefs from Syracuse’s diverse refugee communities over the course of the semester. The evening begins with an eclectic concert of music and dance traditions from around the world.

Students studying the traditions of and issues faced by immigrant and refugee communities in Syracuse team up with students exploring cultural foodways and political/social histories of Burma to participate in a hands-on workshop with Burmese chef Shwe HninSi, preparing food for this event. "Music and Food in Multicultural Syracuse" serves not only as a showcase of refugees’ traditions as practiced in Syracuse but also as a folk festival in miniature to educate us all about our new American neighbors.

Sydney Hutchinson, Elissa Johnson, Art & Music Histories, Falk College