HJCS 291 - Topics in Hebrew and Judaic Cultural Studies
Section: 101 What is Jewish Music?
Term: SP 2010
Subject: Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies (HJCS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
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Taught in English.
May be repeated for credit.
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In today’s multi-cultural and digitally saturated world, the individual search for ethnic identity is becoming more and more challenging. The issue of the nature of Jewish cultural self-awareness in such an environment is even more complicated. What makes a piece of music Jewish? Is it the identity of its creator or designated audience, textual references or historic origins? This course will explore these questions using musical examples ranging from ancient Hebrew chants to Madonna, including music of Hasidic Jewish sects; contemporary, folk and popular Israeli Jewish music; as well as music of such composers as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Meredith Monk, Miriam Gideon,Steve Reich and others. Professor Oded Zehavi, one of Israel’s leading contemporary composers, will teach this interdisciplinary course, which will include numerous multimedia examples.

HJCS 291 - Topics in Hebrew and Judaic Cultural Studies
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101 (REC)
MWF 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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