3/27 EVENT | A Spark of King David: The Musical Poetry of Rabbi Israel Najara Then and Now
Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 pm PDT - 8:30 pm PDT
Edwin Seroussi, faculty member of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will discuss the pizmonim (musical religious poems) of 16th-century rabbi Israel Najara.
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Also register for Edwin Seroussi’s talk on Thursday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m.:
Sonic Ruins of Modernity: Judeo-Spanish Folksongs Today
About the speaker
Edwin Seroussi is the Emanuel Alexandre Professor of Musicology and Director of the Jewish Music Research Centre at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, he immigrated to Israel in 1971 where he took undergraduate and graduate degrees in Musicology at Hebrew University continuing to his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1987. He taught at Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv Universities in Israel, and was visiting professor at universities in Europe, North and South America. He has published on North African and Eastern Mediterranean Jewish music, on Judeo-Islamic relations in music and on Israeli popular music.
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