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Max Buckholtz will be teaching "Introduction to Traditional and Popular Jewish Music" (JWST 26200) in spring 2012. The course meets Tuesday/Thursday 1:10-2:25 p.m.

What are the traditions that have inspired artists as diverse as Madonna, John Zorn, and Prokofiev? This course provides an introduction to sacred and secular Jewish musical traditions that have developed in the various diaspora communities throughout the past 2,000 years. Using a case study approach, the course covers the music and culture of the three main groupings of Ashkenazic, Sephardic and Mizrakhi Jewry, concentrating on developments in Jewish musical traditions since the middle of the 19th century: Yiddish operetta and vaudeville, klezmer, Radical Jewish Culture, Orthodox popular music, Israeli Mediterranean music, and others.

Please let interested students know about the course.

For more information, contact Rebecca Lesses, coordinator of Jewish Studies, at 274-3556 or

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