Odeh, a native of Syria, will give a presentation about the importance of water in Middle Eastern culture, and the way it affects how art, poetry, and music are created. Her talk will be followed by a musical performance on the Oud by Ahmad Khalaf, who came to Syracuse three years ago. Ahmad resettled in Syracuse after a long journey from his home in Homs, Syria to Jordan. Samples of Middle Eastern food made by Nihad will also be served. Nihad arrived in Syracuse from Syria three years ago, and Syracuse became home to her and her family. Attendees will learn about travel, homesickness, and what it means to resettle and find a new home.
Free parking is available in the lot across from the Museum under routes 81 and 690. We look forward to seeing you at this enjoyable and educational program!
The Erie Canal Museum is partially funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York Legislature.