Creative City Grantee Events: November 2017

Deidra smiles in front of the Boston skyline
Former Program Coordinator, Creative City

We hope you will be able to join us for these Creative City-supported public events in November.

Mehmet Sanlikol, by Eric Antoniou

DEVRAN: Music of Islam, Turkey & Renaissance Europe | Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol 

Turkish-American composer Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol leads a musical program connecting diverse people and cultures. In response to the stereotyping of Muslims in today’s politics, Sanlıkol employs music to bring together cultural expressions of Islam and Europe, highlight the diversity of Boston’s Muslim community, and further conversation among Muslim and non-Muslim Bostonians. The project’s centerpiece is DEVRAN, Sanlıkol’s unique new intercultural choral work combining Muslim texts, Renaissance choral style, and Middle Eastern elements into an artistic whole. Other performers are the NEC Chamber Singers, led by Erica Washburn, and DÜNYA, performing traditional Turkish Sufi music led by the composer.

November 9, 2017 | DEVRAN at New England Conservatory | 7 PM Talk

Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory | 30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115

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November 12, 2017 | DEVRAN at First Church of Roxbury | 2 PM Panel; 3 PM Performance
First Church of Roxbury | 10 Putnam St. Roxbury, MA 02119

The November 12 program will open with a panel discussion by three engaging speakers: Ali Asani, Professor of Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard; Robert Labaree, NEC ethnomusicologist; and Mr. Sanlıkol. The panel will be hosted by WBUR's Louise Kennedy.

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Salvador Jiménez-Flores, by Amber Stout

Tortilla Social | Salvador Jiménez-Flores

Tortilla Social is a participatory project that will transform public spaces through the use of printmaking as a tool for self-expression, advocacy, and art education, and food as a uniter of community. Led by artist Salvador Jiménez-Flores and partnering with arts organization Urbano Project, Tortilla Social will include a series of pop-up, interactive printmaking and food workshops throughout Boston. The mobile project will feature a multi-functional tortilla press built by the artist and will engage participants of all ages in a variety of printmaking techniques and gastronomical explorations.

November 9, 2017 | Tortilla Social Workshop | 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Urbano Project | 29 Germania Street, Building F, Boston, MA 02130

Join Urbano artist in residence Salvador Jiménez-Flores for an interactive printmaking and food workshop using a multi-functional tortilla press. Participants of all ages will have the opportunity to use the tortilla press to make their own art print and to eat freshly made tortillas.

This event is part of Urbano Encounters public programming in celebration of Urbano's 8 years of art for social change. See the event on Facebook at

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