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Sheyr Jangi: Lineages of Survival (Reading & Game)

April 20 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Sheyr Jangi: Lineages of Survival (Reading & Game)

The Afghan tradition of the poetic duel is called “sheyr jangi,” or “poetry fighting,” and has its roots in the early medieval Central Asian courts. We pay homage to this tradition–but with a twist. We have curated a “deck” of poems by classical poets writing in Arabic, Farsi/Persian, Turkish/Turkic, and Urdu. Our 7 poets, who come from these lineages, will first read from their own work, then they’ll battle the literary ancestors of the card deck–with the audience’s help. Audience members will also be invited to join in the jangi. Poets: Majda Gama, Rami Karim, Aurora Masum-Javed, Sahar Muradi, Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, Zohra Saed, and Purvi Shah.

 

**Sheyr Jangi is a collaboration between City Lore and Ping Chong + Company. This special performance will be part of the 2018 Split this Rock Poetry Festival in Washington, D.C.

 

For ticketing information, please see festival registration at:  http://www.splitthisrock.org/                               

 

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Date:
April 20
Time:
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Website:
http://www.splitthisrock.org/

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