Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Web site: http://www.caravanserai-arts.org/
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Caravanserai: A place where cultures meet creates new pathways for Americans to experience the diversity of contemporary Muslim artistic expressions by introducing U.S. audiences to exciting and dynamic artists from the Muslim world.
The name Caravanserai evokes the roadside inns in the Far East where caravan travelers would gather after a long dayís journey through the desert heat. At night, the caravanserais were safe-havens, cheerful resting spots for the sharing of news, companionship, and entertainment. Caravanserai: A place where cultures meet creates a modern caravan for you to experience and enjoy artists from the Muslim world.
Caravanserai: A place where cultures meet is produced by Arts Midwest on behalf of the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations with leadership support from the Building Bridges Program of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Major support is provided by Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and MetLife Foundation All-In: Re-imagining Community Participation Program. Additional assistance has been provided by our lead Moroccan partner, the Essaouira Mogador Association, and our program partner, the Festival Gnaoua et Musiques du Monde. Caravanseraiís film and media programming is coordinated on behalf of the program by South Arts.