Cultural contact and exchange

Stan Getz: A Musical Odyssey

Directed by Herbert Dorfman

Documentary about jazz saxaphonist Stan Getz's three week trip to Israel tour of Israel in 1977 where he played with "local musicians, including a Kurdish drummer, an Arab quartet, a Hassidic wedding band and a Yemenite dance troupe adapting his unique style to the various ethnic sounds of Israel."

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1978
Photo taken from the National Center for Jewish Film

Klezmer in Germany

Directed by  K. Zanussi and C. Goldie

An episode of the BBC series "European Roots." In this episode Klezmer music is discussed as well as the different aspects of its recent revival in Germany amongst Jewish and non Jewish musicians.

Excerpt from the film featuring American musician Alex Jacobowitz who performs marimba on the streets of Germany:

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
2007

Chants de sable et d'etoiles - Chants of Sand and Stars

90 min. French, Hebrew, Arabic, Yiddish, Ladino, and English w/ English subtitles
Director: Nicolas Klotz.
Documentary on the importance and utilisation of traditional music in Sephardic Jewish communities - from the Middle East, via America, to Africa. A unique compilation of footage of chazzanot, or Jewish liturgical pieces, from across the Jewish world, and an investigation of its influence on other communities and visa versa.

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1997(?)

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