Jugaad: An Exploration Saturday, January 12, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Join us at the Hjemkomst Center for an exploration of the Indian concept of "jugaad," a colloquial Hindi word that roughly translates to "hack" or "something from nothing." Jugaad videos have exploded online as the internet's DIY crowd began toying with cheap inventions and technologies, often constructed from little more than cardboard, glue, batteries, and random junk. This lecture and workshop will explore theories of invention and real world examples. The program will finish with an exercise in putting jugaad to work. Our instructor is John Deere Electrical Solutions engineer and IAAGP member Gurmukh Advani.
Regular museum admission (HCSCC Members: free).
Tuesday, February 5
A Jazz History of World War I Tuesday, February 5, 6:00:PM - 7:30PM Hjemkomst Center
Join us at 6:00PM on Tuesday, February 5, at the Hjemkomst Center when Bill Law delivers a history exploring the intersections of World War I and American jazz music. The global war and the flu that followed formed one of the darkest times in our history, but the exportation of American jazz music by several African-American regiments stationed in France was one of the major cultural developments of the 20th century. In fact, several prominent historians have even called it one of America’s greatest gifts to the world. Learn more with us about the lasting influence of those French performances and the experiences that those early jazz musicians faced both abroad and returning to the United States. “A Jazz History of World War I” is offered in conjunction with our current exhibition, War, Flu, & Fear: World War I and Clay County.
Our presenter Bill Law has been a major influence on Fargo-Moorhead’s music scene since his garage band days in the 1960s and 1970s. Today he serves the community as the NDSU Performing Arts Development Director, but others may know him from his career as a local musician and music instructor or from listening to his popular Prairie Public radio show, The Law of Jazz.