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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Indira Bailey documentary at Drake House today


'The Market', a painting from Indira Bailey's
Fulbright-funded Moroccan study.


Plainfield's Drake House Museum will conclude its Black History Month programming this afternoon with the second part of artist Indira Bailey's exhibit.

Indira will be showing her first documentary series entitled 'The Art of Morocco: East Meets West: Islamic, Judaic and Western Influences in Morocco', based on her Fulbright Fellowship to that fascinating country.

Indira traveled throughout the country researching and studying the art of the Moroccan communities. Ms. Bailey sharesthis cultural experience with you as she travels through Morocco’s capital Rabat, Ouarzazate, Essaouira, Skoura Oasis, Fez, Marrakech, Tangiers and other historical landmarks.

Indira also traveled to Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Argon Women’s Cooperative, visited a Berber family in the Sahara Desert and watched the Gnawa perform West African traditional song and dance.

This documentary is rich with the music, history, and art of North Africa.

The event gets under way at 2:00 PM this afternoon. Refreshments will be served. The Drake House Museum at 602 West Front Street (at the foot of Plainfield Avenue) is open to the public Sunday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, and at other times by appointment. For more information, call (908) 755-5831 or visit the website at www.drakehouseplainfieldnj.org/.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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