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My Promiscuous Path through Jewish Music, with Mark Slobin
Lecture #36 in Joshua Horowitz’s series, The Promiscuous World of Jewish Music
Monday, February 15, 11am Pacific Time/2pm New York/ 7pm UK/ 8pm most of Europe/ 9pm Israel
Length: 1 – 2 hours
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Zoom Meeting ID: 967 8901 9038
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This talk is a survey of 45 years of wandering through the many fields of Eastern European Jewish music studies. Mark Slobin will survey his projects, commenting on how he came to and conceptualized them, show some examples from the works, and wrap up with his present involvement. The main topics he has worked on are Yiddish popular music in the time of mass immigration, the history of the American cantorate, the growth of the klezmer movement, and the evolving story of the Yiddish folksong.
Mark Slobin is an American scholar and ethnomusicologist who has written extensively on the subject of East European Jewish music and klezmer music, as well as the music of Afghanistan, where he conducted research beginning in 1967. He is a Professor of Music and American Studies at Wesleyan University.