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Musica Mizrakhit, Israeli Rock and National Culture in Israel

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The purpose of this article is to demonstrate briefly the power of thenationalistic world-view on music-making in Israel as an example of its power almost everywhere. Two major music cultures in Israel - musica mizrakhit and Israeli rock - are examined to show how the exclusion of the one produces motivation and demands for inclusion in the national culture, while the cosmopolitan nature of the other exposes it to pressures to become "national".

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1996

Is Popular Culture Defining Synagogue Music

As Reform synagogues across the nation reshape their musical styles, debate continues over whether or not the changes are positive. Interviewees include Cantor Jeff Klepper (Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston, IL) and Rabbi Daniel Freelander (UAHC national director of program), both of Kol B'Seder, as well as Jewish composer Michael Isaacson.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1996

Mathew Miller (Matisyahu)

Singer, songwriter

Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA. Released his first album in 2004, and has been performing and recording ever since for fans all around the world. His artistic style combines reggae, rock, and rap, and is inspired by Hassidic music (primarily by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach). His lyrics contain many references to elements and issues within Judaism. Matisyahu is known for his unusual combination of Orthodox Jewish belief and popular music.

 

1979-

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