A one-day conference devoted to an exploration of Arab, Armenian, Iranian, Israeli, and Turkish public festivals in Los Angeles.
Chair: Susan Slyomovics, UCLA
Amy Malek, UCLA
Negotiating Iranian-American Identity in Diaspora: The Mehregan Festival of Autumn
Joanne Nucho, UCI
Performing Memory: Analysis of an Armenian Commemoration Event
Jaynie Aydin, YASAR University, Turkey
Belly Dance Celebrations in Two Different Contexts: Los Angeles Cairo Carnival and First Day of Spring in Izmir, Turkey
Chair: Megan Rancier, UCLA
Münir Nurettin Beken, UCLA Ethnomusicology
Music, Culture, and History in Gates to New Turkiye [sic]: 2009 Los Angeles Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival
Jonathan Friedlander, UCLA CNES
Israel Festival - Jewish Festival?
Cost: Free and open to the public
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