Come together this March to celebrate the poet-saint Kabir, who sang of the ultimate and challenged the people of his time-and us today-to rethink the religious and other boundaries that bind us.
The celebration features a performance of Kabir singers, led by Dalit folk artist Prahlad Tipanya; a series of four documentary films entitled Journeys with Kabir directed by Shabnam Virmani, which move through contemporary spaces touched by the music/poetry of the 15th century mystic-weaver-poet of north India; and two scholarly lectures by leading figures in the study of South Asian devotional culture and literature.
DAY 2 SCHEDULE:
4-5:30 pm, Lecture by Christian Novetzke, University of Washington
“The Flashpoint of Bhakti and the Genesis of ‘Devotion'”
7:00-8:30 pm, Film 3: /Koi Sunta Hai: Journeys with Kumar and Kabir, /in the Asian Centre Auditorium
The Celebration of Kabir is sponsored by the Centre for India and South Asia Research, The Departments of Asian Studies, Art History, Visual Art & Theory, and Theatre and Film.
All events are free and open to the public.