Drawing on reggae's progressive vision of "Zion," Israeli musical groups offer a new way of thinking about Zionism, writes graduate fellow Hayim Katsman.
The classic Israeli children's song, "Seesaw," asks children to imagine a fair and "balanced" society.
Idan Raichel weaves together Ethiopian, Yemenite, Arab, Latin American and European influences in his music.
Graduate Fellow Sarah Riskind, a composer, noticed a unique pattern in both the Sephardic and Ashkenazi music she works with.
Grad Fellow Pablo Maldonado explains how, following their forced migration in the 1950s, Israel's Middle Eastern Jewish community is reconnecting with its heritage through music.
Dr. Rina Benmayor tells the story of the Benmayor Collection of Eastern Sephardic Ballads, a new addition to the Stroum Center's Sephardic Digital Library.
With its members hailing from Berlin and Tel Aviv, Baladino is a Mediterranean folk band that offers fresh, yet deeply authentic interpretations of Sephardic and
Two exciting October events offer windows onto contemporary identity.