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Bridges: Children, Languages, World
Saturdays through November 22; 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Children in K-6th grades can learn Kiswahili during free languages classes.
First Thursdays Festival (at Fine Arts Plaza)
Thursday, November 7; 4 to 7 p.m.
The Mathers Museum of World Cultures will host a table of activities during the last fall First Thursdays Festivals. The event will be free and open to the public.
Curator's Talk--Sacred Drums, Sacred Trees: Haiti's Changing Climate
Thursday, December 5; 4:30 p.m.
Rebecca Dirksen, Assistant Professor in IU’s Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, will present a discussion on the Haitian drums on display at the Mathers Museum. In a media-rich talk that will incorporate ethnographic reflections on Vodou metaphysics, sacred performance, and the pressures of environmental precariousness on contemporary Haitian society, Dr. Dirksen will demonstrate how these musical instruments--the sacred tanbou--lie at the intersection of humanity, the divine, and the environment. This presentation will honor the memory of master drum maker Charles Charlesine, who passed away in March 2019, and who crafted the specially commissioned instruments in this new collection of the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. This lecture will be free and open to the public.
Family Craft Day: Musical Instruments
Sunday, December 8; 2 p.m.
Ring in the holiday season with music—on instruments you create. Come make diddly bows, shakers, and more during this fun, free, family event.
IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology Undergraduate Research Symposium
Wednesday, December 11; 2:15-5:15 p.m.
The 14th annual undergraduate research symposium for folklore/ethnomusicology will feature esearch presentations by students from F440/Folklore and Materials Culture Studies (taught by Professor Jackson Jackson) and F497/Advanced Seminar (taught by Professor Brandon Barker). The event will be free and open to the public.
Mathers Museumof World Cultures416 N. Indiana Avenue