Museum Meets: After Hours
|Starts:||18:30 26 Jan 2012|
|Ends:||21:30 26 Jan 2012|
|How much:||Drop-in, free, adults|
6.30-9.30pm. After Hours are evening social events where you encounter the unexpected. Artists, scientists, filmmakers, writers and musicians animate our collections in special one-off performances. This month the theme is ancient worlds, with Arabic music and dance, torchlight tours of the Ancient Egypt gallery and mini-mummy talks.
6.30-7pm: Egyptian Dance by Samara, accompanied by an Egyptian Percussionist. Described by the Raqs Britannia website as one of the UK’s best-kept secrets, Samara, who is of North African descent, is a professional Arabic dancer specialising in the Egyptian Saaidi and Baladi styles.
7.30 & 8.30pm: Awad Absin performs with the Egyptian Oud. Sudanese musician, Awad Absin, started his musical journey at four years old when he began making drums out of milk tins, pots and sauce pans.
Awad honed his oud skills with the help of masters such as Ali Hassan (Iraq) and Nizar Rohana (Palestine).
8 & 9pm: Kalia, a nay (Arabic flute) player and singer, specialising in music from the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East.
7.15 & 8.45pm: Ancient Egypt by torchlight - Mummies, monuments… and mystery! Join Curator Campbell Price for a last chance to see the highlights from the current Ancient Egyptian Afterlife gallery before it closes for redevelopment at the end of February.
After Hours is part of Museum Meets, The Manchester Museum's Adult Programme and is supported by Barefoot Wine www.barefootwine.com
Price: Drop-in, free, adults
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