Year-end cultural events feature music, history, film

May 15, 2015

North Central College will host three cultural events on May 19, 20 and 27 that feature a musical performance, lecture and film screening. All events are free and open to the campus community.

Presented Tuesday, May 19, by the Office of International Programs, the world-renowned Hewar Trio of voice, oud and clarinet will perform “An Evening of Syrian Music” at 7:30 p.m. in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. The Hewar (meaning “dialogue” in Arabic) Trio has performed throughout Europe and the Middle East, completed two American tours and released three albums. The ensemble brings together a diverse musical palette of Arabic traditional music, jazz, scat, opera and Western classical music.

On Wednesday, May 20, the College’s Urban and Suburban Studies and Cultural Events programs will host a lecture by Dominic Pacyga, Ph.D., professor of history in the department of humanities, history and social sciences at Columbia College Chicago. At 7 p.m. in Smith Hall at Old Main, he will discuss deindustrialization, racial change and politics in Chicago from 1968 to 1978.

On Wednesday, May 27, the film “What We Learned From Our Grandparents” will be shown at 7 p.m. in Smith Hall. Produced by Matthew Krystal, associate professor of anthropology, Hale Ekinci, assistant professor of art, and Scott Loberger ’06 with assistance from North Central students, the film is set in Guatemala. It explores the economic strategies that have helped an indigenous Kaqchikel Maya family to overcome material poverty.

For more information call 630-637-5132.