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Jewish Music into the Mainstream: Jewish Themes in American Popular, Classical and Folk Music
Folk and Jewish Music Historian
Sunday, March 1, 9:00am at CBI
Throughout the past century, American-Jewish composers have infused mainstream musical forms and styles: from popular song, musical theater, folk and bluegrass to classical music, jazz, reggae and world music. Jewish passions, musical themes, motifs, chants and the texts of Jewish prayer run through all of those musical genres.
Robert Cohen has been lecturing on Jewish music and on American and
New York City folk and popular music for over a quarter of a century. He has produced and hosted more than 100 radio programs on Jewish culture and identity, including National Public Radio’s “One People, Many Voices: American-Jewish Music Comes of Age” (narrated by Theodore Bikel).
He is the producer of the compilation CD Open the Gates! New American-Jewish Music for Prayer, copies of which will be for sale after his lecture.
Cost: $10 per person for light breakfast and program
Open to the public
Congregation Beth Israel is at 701 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT