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REMINDER - Cultural Film Festival


Cultural Lens Film Festival: Music without Borders
October 25- October 27, 2012
Co-Sponsored by Misericordia University and MSC
Free event

Thursday, October 25- Misericordia University
Return to Goree
Guest Speakers: Dr. Philip Simon and Dr. Godlove Fonjweng from Wilkes University
Time: 5:00 pm -6:00 pm
Location: Lemmond Theater

Because jazz is the miraculous product of the horror of slavery, Youssou N'Dour returned to the slave route and the music they created, in search of new inspiration. Accompanied by the blind Swiss pianist Moncef Genoud and the Director of the Gorée House of Slaves Museum, Joseph N'Diaye, the Senegalese singer wrote new songs during this initiatory voyage which took him to the USA then to Europe. (imbd.com)

Reception 7:45 pm

301 Lake St
Dallas PA 18612
Wilkes Transportation: Must RSVP your seat with Erica Acosta at erica.acosta@wilkes.edu
Vans will be leaving at 4:20 pm from the Henry Student Center Parking Lot

Friday October 26, 2012
One Voice- Documentary
Time: 5:00 pm -6:30 pm
Location: Misericordia University, McGowan, 3rd Floor Library

One Voice is a documentary film that tells the story of the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest through the eyes of the student song directors. Every year in Hawai, 2000 high school students compete in the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest where young leaders direct their peers in singing Hawaiian music in four-part harmony. The Contest is a unique cultural celebration that has become a major local event, broadcasted live on TV, played on the radio, and streamed on the Internet.

When I Rise - Documentary
Time 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Wilkes University, Stark Leaning Center 101

In 1957, Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student found herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera.(pbs.org)

Saturday October 27, 2012
Jazz by Ken Burns: Our Language Episode 3
Time: 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Location: Wilkes University, Marts Center, Room 214

Episode three of Ken Burns' comprehensive series -- which covers 1924 to 1929 -- shows how jazz reflected the atmosphere of the country just before the Depression. We meet Bessie Smith, the first influential female vocalist who helped forge new roads for black record labels by performing the blues.

Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam
Time 3:30 pm -5:00 pm
Location: Misericordia University McGowan 3rd Floor Library

The word Taqwacore is a combination of hardcore, a genre of punk music, and taqwa, an Arabic word that translates as "piety" or "god-fearing." The first to use the term was writer, journalist, and Muslim convert Michael Muhammad Knight. His novel, The Taqwacores, about a group of young Islamic punk rockers, received a storm of recognition among young American Muslims and prompted the formation of various Muslim punk bands. (imdb.com)

Wilkes Transportation: Must RSVP your seat with Erica Acosta: erica.acosta@wilkes.edu
Vans will be leaving at 4:20 pm from the Henry Student Center Parking Lot

Sons of Benkos
Time: 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
Location: Wilkes University Marts, Room 214

Shows the evolution of Afro-Columbian music over generations while exploring the presence of African culture in Colombia.

7:00 pm Closing Reception
Henry Student Center Lobby

Wilkes Transportation to Misericordia: Must RSVP your seat with Erica Acosta: erica.acosta@wilkes.edu. Vans will be leaving at 4:20pm from Henry Student Center Parking Lot



Published On: 10/25/2012
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