This entry is part of an online exhibit entitled: "Hava Nagila: From Idelsohn to Belafonte & Beyond," prepared by Eva Heinstein with help from the JMRC staff. To view the exhibit in its entirety click on the link above.
Documentary. 40 min., English and Ladino with English subt.
Director: Ankica Petrovicand Misha Livingstone
The film focuses on the life of Flory Jagoda, a survivor of World War II from Sarajevo, Bosnia. Flory Jagoda is an acclaimed performer and composer of traditional and modern Ladino songs. This film documents her life and her music.
A review indicting the actions of different social forces negotiating the nature and meaning of popular music in Israel. Includes a discussion on: the different musical genres in the field and their social context; the hierarchy between those genres; the social and cultural factors involved in producing and preserving the hierarchy; the social forces and musical genres in conflict with the existing situation, and the dynamics of change resulting from this conflict.