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04/28/08

TALES OF ANCIENT NOMADS AT THE EMBASSY OF KAZAKHSTAN


Embassy of Kazakhstan proudly presents a unique lecture on ancient nomads to be delivered by the renowned expert, Dr. Alma Kunanbay 6 pm, Thursday, May 22, 2008

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Don’t miss your chance to get acquainted with mysterious rulers of the Kazakh Great Steppes through an insightful lecture by Dr. Alma Kunanbay, Visiting Professor at Stanford University with a recognized background in ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, storytelling, and linguistics, who teaches such courses as “Nomads of Eurasia,” “Women in Islam,” “Folklore, Mythology, and Oral Literature of Central Asia”, “Women, Music, and Islam in Central Eurasia”.

In 2001-02 Dr. Alma Kunanbay served as a curator and consultant in Central Asian nomadism for the Smithsonian Institution to prepare for the 36th Annual Folklife Festival at the National Mall in Washington, DC.

A splendid collection of replicas of ancient Kazakh gold to be presented during the lecture with Dr. Alma Kunanbay’s thoughtful insight in the history of nomadic culture, traditions and craftsmanship. 

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2008
 
Time: 6 pm – 6.30 pm – review of exhibition, light refreshments and drinks
6.30 pm – 7.30 pm – lecture, Q&A session

Admission: free

Location: 1401 16th Street NW, Washington DC, 20036 (main entrance at 16th Street)

Nearest metro station: Dupont Circle (Red line)