Film

God, Man and Devil

Directed by Joseph Seiden

This Yiddish film brings the classic tale of Faust to the Shtetl. It is about a pious man who makes a deal with the devil and the downward spiral that he is led down. Music plays a major part in the film, most notably the fiddle playing motive that appears at various points.

 

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1949
Photo taken from Yiddishmovie.com

Embroidered Canticles

Directed by Izza Genini

Film about Andalusian Jewish music. Featuring interviews on the subject aling with performances by Rabbi Haim Louk (information on his album that he released with Jewish Music Research Centre can be found here) and Abdelsadek Chekara.

 

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Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1991

The Epstein Brothers Orchestra: Kings of Freylekh Land

Performer
Performer
Performer

The dynamic and multi-faceted music of the Epstein Brothers, stars of "A Tickle in the Heart" and recipients of the prestigious 1998 National Heritage Award from the US National Endowment for the Arts, represents an exciting journey into the American-Jewish musical and cultural experience of the past 100 years. Max Epstein ranks as one of the greatest klezmer clarinetists of this century.

Material Type: 
Recordings

Johanna L. Spector

American Ethnomusicologist

Born in Libau, Latvia. During WWII she was imprisoned in various concentration camps, and in 1947 immigrated to the United States. Spector collected many recordings of different Jewish musical cultures, including music from Iraqi, Persian, Yemenite, and Indian cultures. She documented these cultures on camera and on film, producing several documentaries, and she published many articles concerning these cultures. Spector also assembled a collection of musical instruments from across the Middle East.

1915-2008

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