Folklore | Music in Judaism
F358 | 25329 | Cohen
In this course, we will explore the variety of ways people have used
music to describe, inscribe, symbolize and editorialize the Jewish
experience: from biblical times, to cantorial music, to Israeli
popular music, American Jewish hip-hop and beyond. Although we will
cover much of our material in chronological order, this course
offers more than just a survey of “Jewish music history.” Rather,
music will serve as our window into questions of religious, ethnic,
national and historical identity from biblical times to the present.
A basic familiarity with Judaism, music history, and/or musical
terminology is helpful for the course, but by no means required.
All translations will be provided, and all musical analysis will be
taught and explained thoroughly.
Fulfills COAS Arts and Humanities, CSA