Students Lane Parsons (left) and Nick Fox rehearse School of Music professor Gregory Beyer’s composition “Five Ponds” on antique bronze drums from Burma.

International Burma Studies Conference brings dozens of scholars, music to NIU this weekend

The magical tones of antique bronze drums from Burma will resound this week at NIU during the 10th International Burma Studies Conference, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Holmes Student Center. A record number of attendees – nearly 140 from around the

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Bronze drum (Burma/Mayanmar), NIU Burma Art Collection

‘Music for the Divine’ spotlights traditions, musical instruments of Burma, Buddhists

As a part of the NIU Art Museum’s upcoming Southeast Asian Exhibition Suite, “Music for the Divine” showcases Burmese traditions and musical instruments ranging from those used in Buddhist rituals, traditional royal court ceremonies and contemporary multi-ethnic expressions. This exhibition will run

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Robert Gerhardt’s “Young Girl in the Market, Mae Sot, Thailand” (2006)

Art exhibition chronicles lives of Karen people as they struggle to survive Thai-Burma border

Offered in conjunction with the NIU Art Museum’s upcoming Southeast Asian Exhibition Suite, “Karen: A People on the Border” chronicles the lives of the Karen people as they have struggled to survive on the Thai-Burma border since 1962 and cope with the

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Khvay Samnang’s “Human Nature Series” (2011)

Art Museum to showcase contemporary works from young Cambodian artists in ‘Phnom Penh’

As a part of the NIU Art Museum’s upcoming Southeast Asian Exhibition Suite, “Current Views and Actions: Photography and Performance Documentation from Phnom Penh” showcases contemporary work from young Cambodian artists Khvay Samnang and Lim Sokchanlina. This exhibition will be held from

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