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In Conversation: Rafiq Bhatia

Rafiq Bhatia
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Thursday, November 07, 2019
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Arts & Context

A member of heralded experimental pop trio Son Lux, Rafiq Bhatia - a Raleigh native and the son of Muslim immigrant parents - joins Duke Music professor Anthony Kelley at The Pinhook for a discussion of his new multidisciplinary project, Breaking English, which blends avant-jazz, soul, strings, electronics, and visual projections to create an enveloping piece of musical cinema.

Thursday, November 7, 12 PM
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Free and open to the public
Light lunch provided by Pie Pushers

Bhatia's residency, part of Duke Performances' three-year Building Bridges: Muslims in America initiative, will culminate in a full-band performance at von der Heyden Studio Theater in Duke Rubenstein Arts Center on the evening of Thursday, November 7. Tickets and info available here: https://dukeperformances.duke.edu/events/rafiq-bhatia-breaking-english/

Arts & Context is co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University, The Pinhook, North Star, and Pie Pushers. Duke Performances' Building Bridges Initiative is funded, in part, by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art & the National Endowment for the Arts, & co-sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies Center & the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.

Contact: Brian Valentyn