Where: University of Oregon (Oregon Hall) – Eugene, OR
When: Thursday, April 28th @ 6pm
Beats of the Antonov
by hajooj kuka
Join The University of Oregon’s Conflict Resolution Services for a free screening of Beats of the Antonov, followed by a discussion. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
About University of Oregon’s Conflict Resolution Services: Conflict Resolution Services provides impartial, informal, and confidential services for working through difficulties/conflict, making decisions, or planning for the future. They assist individuals and groups in acquiring and integrating effective communication skills into all aspects of their lives.
Beats of the Antonov Conversation Starter: Ethnomusicologist Sarah Mohamed explains that in traditional Sudanese music, “There is no separation between musicians and their audience. The audience is part of the music and the musicians are part of the audience. They merge to the point where there is no stage separating the musicians from their audience. No differences, no barriers.” Later she says that in the Blue Nile, “Everyone feels they own the music. Everyone has the right to pick up a drum, play, write lyrics to any melody.” What does this tell you about Sudanese culture? What does the typical structure of music performance in the West tell you about Western culture?
For more prompts for discussion, take a look at the Beats of the Antonov Discussion Guide.