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A Conversation with Filippo Grandi

Memorial Hall Chapel Hill, NC

Join a conversation between Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and Susan Stigant (UNC ’05), Director for Africa Programs, US Institute of Peace, to gain a deeper understanding of why there are now more displaced people around … Continued

Journey into Asia (JIA) 2018

Memorial Hall Chapel Hill, NC

Journey into Asia (JIA), started in 1992, is the Asian Students Association's annual cultural showcase. JIA is an essential part of UNC’s AAPI community, providing the largest platform and outlet for AAPI students to express their Asian-American identities, both through … Continued

Sangeet Saagar

Memorial Hall Chapel Hill, NC

Sangeet Saagar is the premier South Asian A Cappella Competition on the East Coast featuring 6 teams from across the nation, hosted by Delta Sigma Iota Fraternity, Inc. Teams will be singing mashups of popular Hindi and English songs. The … Continued

Abigail Washburn and Friends

Memorial Hall Chapel Hill, NC

Singer/songwriter/clawhammer banjo player and US-China Center Fellow of Vanderbilt University Abigail Washburn (Béla Fleck duo, Sparrow Quartet, Uncle Earl) creates inventive cross-cultural takes on folk and old-time music with haunting, bare-bones songs, evocative vocals and earthy sophistication. Fluent in Mandarin … Continued

Journey into Asia

Memorial Hall Chapel Hill, NC

The Asian Students Association is honored to present this year's cultural performance: Journey into Asia. This year's theme, Unapologetic, provides the opportunity to represent Asian American culture and experiences on stage, featuring a diverse selection of acts, including both traditional and … Continued

Aaj Ka Dhamaka

Memorial Hall Chapel Hill, NC

Aaj Ka Dhamaka is an annual intercollegiate dance competition held by UNC Sangam, the South Asian Awareness Organization at UNC Chapel Hill. AKD draws Bhangra, Raas, and Fusion teams from across the country to compete in a show like no … Continued

UMUSUNA, Memories Before History – Sankai Juku

Memorial Hall Chapel Hill, NC

Japanese choreographer/director/designer Ushio Amagatsu and his company Sankai Juku are revered around the world for their contemporary butoh creations—sublime dance-theater experiences steeped in elegance, technical precision and emotional depth. Influenced by French surrealist theater, German expressionist dance and Japanese forms … Continued

Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe, taiko

Memorial Hall Chapel Hill, NC

Taiko (ˈtīkō): A wide range of Japanese percussion instruments, although outside of Japan the term most often refers to a specific type of drum. The term can also refer to the musical styles using these instruments, which have variously included … Continued

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