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Global REM: Zachary Colby, "Kojuigatsus: Estonian Homesickness Through Music"

Date: 02/19/2014

Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: 308 Elmer L. Andersen Library

Cost: Free


Please join the Immigration History Research Center for a lecture by Zachary Colby, Hildegard and Gustav Must Graduate Fellow in Estonian-American Studies, Doctor in Music candidate, Voice Major, University of Minnesota entitled, "Kojuigatsus: Estonian Homesickness Through Music."

Karl Kiisk was a Lutheran minister in Karula Estonia from 1934-1944. He and his family survived occupation by the Soviets and Germans, but fled Estonia for Germany in 1944 where he continued to preach until his eventual migration to America in 1952. Reverend Kiisk's story is dramatically juxtaposed against the background of Estonian solo song for voice and piano. Zachary Colby is embarking on a project that explores the struggle to preserve Estonian culture, while delving into the cultural fabric itself.

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. 


  • Name: Immigration History Research Center
  • E-mail: ihrc@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-4800
  • Sponsored by: Immigration History Research Center, Immigration History Research Center Archives, Global REM, Global Studies

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Immigration History Research Center at 612-625-4800.

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