Hebrew in Song

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MODHEB 407
Professor: Naomi Sokoloff
M W 10:30-12:20pm

Credits: 5 VLPA

This course presents a brief cultural history of Israel through popular music. To examine the central and lively role that songs have played in the shaping of Israeli identity, this class examines a range of diverse lyrics, including selections from folk music, pop and rock music, ¬†children’s songs and more.

Topics covered include the sing-along, army ensembles, song festivals and competitions, the rise of minorities, major poets set to music, outstanding performers and songwriters, traditional and religious sources, international influences, and changes in the media.

Prerequisite: HEBR 423, please see NELC Advisor, Gabriel Skoog, for add code.