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Harvard Allston Education Portal


224 Western Ave., Allston



Harvard Allston Education Portal



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Sat, March 25, 2017 from 04:00pm - 07:00pm  /  Harvard Allston Education Portal

“Marvi: The Mystic Muse” Film Screening and Discussion

Cosponsored Event

Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a free screening of the award-winning film “Marvi: The Mystic Muse,” exploring singer Sanam Marvi’s search for her own roots across Pakistan and her journey with Sufism. The event will follow a post-screening conversation with filmmaker Tanya Panjwani and Professor Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University. This screening is also sponsored by Celebrity Series of Boston, Harvard Office for the Arts’ Learning From Performers program, Harvard South Asia Institute, and World Music/CRASHarts.

This film embarks on a journey through Pakistan with renowned singer Sanam Marvi to discover her roots in Sindh and Punjab, through the shrines of Saints that inspired her to deliver the message of Sufism that permeates the land. It follows her creative process to spread this message through live concert performances, and documents her challenges in spreading the Sufi message in Pakistan and all over the world. We discover the Sufi Saints of Pakistan such as Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Laal Shahbaz Qalandar, Sachal Sarmast, Bulleh Shah, and Shah Hussain through the eyes of Marvi, and speak to teachers and experts who were a part of her mystical journey.

The documentary showcases how one particular artist is able to internalize and embody her faith in a worldly sense, spreading the message of Sufism throughout the world through the medium of music. This is against the backdrop of a seemingly restricted society, where a section of the population is battling certain societal elements and where Sufi artists as well as female public figures are often at odds with certain fundamentalist groups in the country. The documentary endeavors to understand how one artist, Sanam Marvi, attempts to maneuver through these limitations to emerge as a prominent female Sufi singer in Pakistan and worldwide.

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Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 04:00pm

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Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 07:00pm

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Harvard Allston Education Portal

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224 Western Ave., Allston

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Wed, October 8, 2014 from 07:15pm - 08:15pm  /  Harvard Allston Education Portal

Think like an Entrepreneur: Taking a multi-disciplinary approach to exploring entrepreneurial opportunities

What can individuals do to address a defined problem?
Explore how entrepreneurship and innovation tackle complex problems.

Using the lens of health to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, Harvard Business School  Professor Tarun Khanna, Director of SAI, will give a free public lecture and lead a discussion based on his HarvardX course Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies. Attendees will learn about prior attempts to address complex health problems, identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and propose their own solutions. Participants will see that both problems and solutions are multi-disciplinary in nature, and draw on a range of sectors and fields of study.

Professor Khanna’s presentation is part of Harvard University’s new educational initiative HarvardX for Allston, which brings HarvardX online courses to the Allston-Brighton and Greater Boston community by offering programs that integrate the latest in virtual education technologies with opportunities for in-person interactions and discussion.

Coinciding with his public lecture, Professor Khanna will launch a free online HarvardX course, “Entrepreneurship and Health Care in Emerging Economies” which he is co-teaching with Sue J. Goldie, HGHI’s founding faculty director and the director of the new Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University. That course commences on Thursday, Oct. 30 that is open and available to all. In November and December, the Ed Portal will host in-person discussion groups led by a Harvard teaching fellow to discuss case studies from the course (dates to be announced).

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Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 07:15pm

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Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 08:15pm

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Harvard Allston Education Portal

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224 Western Ave., Allston

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