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Sunday, June 28 • 9:30am - 10:40am
American Jewish Music in the Space Age: An Expanding Universe

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American Jewish music began to change radically and regularly in the early 1960s – crossing genres, eras and borders. Join radio host, journalist and cultural programmer Andy Muchin for an audio tour through the ever-diversifying American Jewkbox, featuring recordings, anecdotes and analysis of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, Debbie Friedman and their minyans; the klezmer revival; Radical Jewish Culture; the Sephardic resurgence; singer-songwriters including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Kinky Friedman, Basya Schechter, Matisyahu and Alicia Jo Rabins; the Grammy-winning Klezmatics; and the rising stars of the American Jewish music scene. Spoiler alert: the Bay Area features prominently in this story.

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Andy Muchin

Andy Muchin hosts Sounds Jewish, a syndicated weekly radio show on Mississippi Public Broadcasting Music Radio and Radio-J.com. He has written about Jewish music and culture for publications including the Forward, J-Weekly and Moment Magazine, and given presentations about Jewish... Read More →

Sunday June 28, 2015 9:30am - 10:40am PDT
Student Center Ballroom B

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