Folklore | American Jewish Popular Music
F358 | 28995 | J. Cohen
Above class reserved for Jewish Studies students.
Above class meets with another section of Folk-F358.
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In this course, we will explore the ways one American sub-population
has addressed the idea of “popular music.” We will examine how
American Jewish communities have taken on popular music styles,
built up music stars, and created music labels and production
companies over the last several decades years. Topics will llikely
include: Shlomo Carlebach, American Jewish folk music styles,
Jewish hip-hop, Matisyahu, the role of Jewish philanthropy, and
Orthodox pop music.
Fulfills COLL Arts & Humanities, CSA