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“Pericles in America” Film – Sunday, January 13th
The University of Washington Hellenic Studies Program and the Hellenes of the Northwest as part of the continuing series of Greek films is pleased to present “Pericles in America”.
This film tracks the achievements of Greek-American clarinetist Pericles Halkias who has received the National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts and is responsible for trying to preserve traditional Greek music forms both in the U.S. and in Greece. Part of the film concerns the musician and his family, who live and celebrate their Greekness in Astoria, Queens. Another part of the film is a docudrama concerning a young Greek-American who returns to Greece in order to find himself a bride in his parents’ native village. The docudrama is filled with exactly the kinds of music the clarinetist is trying to preserve and shows it being performed in the context of everyday Greek life.
The film will be presented on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 2:00pm in the Walker-Ames Room of Kane Hall on the UW campus. Free parking available.
Below is some music via Youtube by Pericles Halkias.