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Documentary Film Showing @ CUNY Graduate Center: "Sacred Mountains" (Wed Dec. 6 at 5:15PM)

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Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:15pm - 7:15pm
Room 3491, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

Documentary Film Showing:  "Sacred Mountains"

Wednesday, December 6 2017
5:15 pm
Room 3491  (3d floor)
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave, New York, NY
Free and Open to the Public

Please join us for a presentation of a new documentary film by ethnomusicologist Nicola Scaldaferri:  "Sacred Mountains:  Abrahamic Religions and Musical Practices in the Mediterranean Area."  The film includes segments on three religious pilgrimages involving sacred mountains:  Israelite Samaritans praying on Mount Gerizim in the West Bank; Bektashi Sufis climbing Mount Tomorr in Albania; and the descent from the Holy Mountain by the Black Madonna in southern Italy.  Prof. Scaldaferri will be present to introduce the film and lead a discussion.

Nicola Scaldaferri is Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Heritage and Environment at the University of Milano, where he also co-founded and directs the Laboratory of Ethnomusicology and Visual Anthropology.  He has done extensive ethnomusicological research in Italy, Albania, Kosova, Ghana, and elsewhere, as well as research on electro-acoustic music.  Prof. Scaldaferri received his PhD in Musicology from the University of Bologna and a degree in Composition from the Conservatory of Parma. In 2006 he was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University.


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