Twisting Tradition: Music, History, and Cultural Change

photo courtesy Henryk Kotowski, Creative Commons Attribution/ShareAlike license
photo courtesy Henryk Kotowski,
Creative Commons Attribution/ShareAlike license

The history of Jewish music is the history of change and adaptation, of traditions in transformation. The development of new experimental scenes and new movements – from klezmer punk to kabbalistic free jazz to hip hop Passover seders – only makes understanding the past more urgent.

Collaboration, inspiration, exploitation, re-invention, community. What does it mean to make Jewish music? Jewlia Eisenberg and Frank London offered some answers, with live musical performances and a conversation with Josh Kun. This event was part of Nextbook’s LA Festival.

April 22, 2007
University of California, Los Angeles – Macgowan Little Theatre