Monday, January 17, 2011

Musical Others Within-A lecture by ethno-musicologist Edwin Seroussi

Edwin Seroussi: "The Musical Other Within"

Starts: 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Ends: 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Location: BU Hillel House (Reform Chapel)
Ethnomusicologist and Hebrew University Professor Edwin Seroussi will lecture on "Musical Others Within: Sephardic Liturgy and the Soundscape of the Reform Movement of Judaism." The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Sephardic Jewish Arabic Moroccan Gitano Flamenco song & dance Al-Andalus

In anticipation of Edwin Seroussi's lecture on "Musical Others Within" it is fun to scour the internet for Sephardic music recordings. This one was submitted by my friend Tom Kalmar. (Thanks, Tomas!)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Reboot" -- Jews searching for meaning in being Jewish

In today's NYTimes "Styles" section, an article on "reboot", an initiative for young individuals who are searching to find a new meaning in what it means to be Jewish. See HERE.

The National Yiddish Book Center in recent news ...

Financial trouble at the National Yiddish Book Center and grumblings with the direction its leadership has taken beyond its original mission of rescuing Yiddish literature from extinction are the headline issues of a recent article on the center in the Boston Globe.