The Music, Language, and Culture Workshop

February 11: Edwin Seroussi

This week’s workshop features Visiting Professor Edwin Seroussi (Emanuel Alexandre Professor of Musicology and director of the Jewish Music Research Centre at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

In preparation for Professor Seroussi’s talk, we ask that you read his paper, “Nostalgic Soundscapes: The Future of Israel’s Sonic Past” (Israel Studies, Volume 19, Number 2, Summer 2014). (e-mail for the paper)

Please also listen to the following three songs (discussed in the article):

Kobi Oz, “Elohai” (Hebrew: “My God”)

Yehuda Polikar, “Limonero” (Judeo-Spanish: “The Lemon Vendor”)

Dudu Tasa and the Kuweitim, “Walla ajabni jamalak” (Arabic: “Oh my God, I loved your beauty”)


You are invited to join us for dinner (at a location TBD in Hyde Park) with Professor Seroussi after the workshop. Please let us know if you are interested in attending.

We will meet in our regular place at our regular time: Thursday, Feb 11, 4:30-6:00pm in Godspeed Hall, Room 205. As always, our workshop is open to the public, and all are welcome.


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