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PMC Lecture Series
Start Date: 9/21/2012Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 9/21/2012End Time: 9:00 PM
This event recurs on a custom schedule.   Click here to see the series dates.

Event Description:

MUSIC AND THE ARAB SPRING:  The “Arab Spring” of 2011 not only signaled a massive upheaval in the political structure of several countries in the region, but also brought into focus a number of emerging social dynamics.  In Dr. Ullaby's talk, he will examine the role of music in the Arab revolutions as a way to explore the importance of mass media, demographic shifts, and the role of civil society in the Arab world.  While music proved to be critical in the creation of narratives for mobilizing support for the revolutions, several Arab pop stars were vocally counter-revolutionary, which highlights the close relationship between the popular music industry and the government in the region.  He will also examine how music has been used in the aftermath of the revolutions to help define the Arab Spring’s significance.  

The Price Music Center Lecture Series has become the way diverse cultures and their musics are brought to our department, our campus, and our students. Second only to CenterStage, the PMC Lecture Series is The Way The Arts are able to show Diversity Initiatives to the greater community. More and more, the value of the PMC Lecture Series is proving to be an extraordinary gift to this university and its students.

Please join us for these exciting events in our Series:
September 21- Laith Ulaby (Music and the Arab Spring)

January 25- Donna Kwon (North Korea)

March 21- Gavin Douglas (Myanmar-Aung San Suu Kyi)

Location Information:
Thompson Hall

Thompson Hall - Thompson Hall

Thompson Hall - Thompson Hall
Room: Studio Theatre
Contact Information:
Name: Music Department
Phone: 919-515-2981
Email: musicinfo@ncsu.edu
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Admission Information:
$10 Public, $8 Senior Citizens, Students, NCSU Faculty & Staff, $5 NCSU Students, children under 12 free with ticketed adult. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Ticket Central at 919-515-1100.
Event URL:
ncsu.edu/music

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