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I Bring What I Love Film Screening

So far on our CPA Sufi Journey, we’ve heard the music of Hossein Alizadeh and the stories of young Muslims living in New York. Next, we turn to world-renowned musician and Senegalese pop star, Youssou N’Dour.
To learn more about Youssou N’Dour’s career, influences and inspirations, we… Read More >

Workshop: How to Defeat Islamophobia

Performance can help us to examine substantive issues of the day and can be a catalyst for dialogue and learning. Our Sacred/Secular: A Sufi Journey project for example, offers a variety of performances and events that reveal the plurality of Muslim identity and refute monolithic thinking.
In a… Read More >

The Institute for Arts and Humanities seeks faculty proposals

IAH/CPA Evaluation Innovation Grants
The Institute for Arts & Humanities seeks proposals for faculty projects that assess or evaluate the current Carolina Performing Arts project Sacred/Secular: A Sufi Journey. A year-long program of performances and engagement experiences, Sacred/Secular seeks… Read More >

Profile: Aisha Anwar

On February 10, 2015, Razan Abu-Salha, Yusor Abu-Salha and Deah Barakat lost their lives in a hate crime that shook the Chapel Hill community. The night of the vigil I watched, through my tears, the candles flickering and wondered, how long will the candle wax stain these bricks? My perceptions… Read More >

UNC-Chapel Hill receives $1M grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for innovative arts program

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – July 8, 2016) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a new four-year, $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) to launch and develop the DisTIL (Discovery Through Iterative Learning)… Read More >

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