New Sounds of Old Judeo-Spanish Songs

18 Apr 2016
New York, USA

"New Sounds of Old Judeo-Spanish Songs"

Dr. Edwin Seroussi (Emanuel Alexandre Professor of Musicology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Director, The Jewish Music Research Centre), contributor Joel Bresler, and discussant Dr. Stephen Blum (CUNY Graduate Center).

Monday, April 18, 2016 at 7pm.

Center for Jewish History 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY

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Some of the oldest recordings of Sephardic music (c.1906-1913), have recently resurfaced at the EMI Archive in London. Recorded in a variety of locations in the Ottoman Empire, they feature the voices of legendary performers of the Judeo-Spanish song at the turn of the twentieth century. After being digitized, the Jewish Music Research Centre is preparing a scholarly edition of these recordings to make them available to the public worldwide.

Edwin Seroussi is the Joyce Z. Greenberg Visiting Professor in Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago for Winter/Spring 2016.