Friday, July 4
Busch Student Center, Wool Ballrooms
Sponsored By: The Atlas Program Planning Committee, Center for Global Citizenship, Student Activities Board, and the Billiken Club
Ever since the 13th century, poets, musicians, writers and dance companies have begged, borrowed and been inspired by the work and spirit of The Mevlana, Jalaluddin Rumi.
"Rumi, in spirit" will highlight some of these cultural collisions through song, poetry and video indigenous to Muslim societies as well as its natural intersection with Western and other non-Muslim cultures. Pakistan born musician, author and film maker, Salman Ahmad will also explore the relationships of these collisions between religion, literature and the arts as expressed by diverse voices like author and film maker Deepak Chopra, pop culture icon Madonna to sufi- rock bands like Junoon.