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JMI’s World Of Jewish Music

Thursday 16th June | 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Come and join JMI’s journey through the Diaspora traditions and genres of Jewish Music

In this feature presentation, we will journey together around the world, across time and geography to examine and celebrate the rich diversity and living heritage of Jewish music.

Ashkenazi: Dr Alex Knapp – JMI Trustee and the first Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music 

Sephardi: JMI Trustee Dr Vanessa Paloma Elbaz 

Mizrachi: Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music Dr Ilana Webster Kogen 

Yemenite: Yoav Oved – cantor, trained opera singer and Jewish art music performer.

Ethiopian: Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music Dr Ilana Webster Kogen 

All about the diversity of Jewish life, all linked together by Tanakh, (faith and history) and a relationship that all of these different geographies have between their different local languages or itinerant languages and the language of prayer – Hebrew. Balancing both the diaspora with Israel being a place where these Jewish; Yemeni, Mizrachi and Ethiopian traditions have survived and thrived to create new works and a vibrant Middle Eastern Jewish culture that sits within the diaspora map of jewish music and culture.

Programme 50 minutes with a Q&A at the end with Jennifer and Gil

Brought to you in association with NWSS https://www.nwss.org.uk

Media Partners The Jewish Chronicle https://www.thejc.com