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SalonEra: Jewish Diaspora

  • Monday, March 1 at 7:30pm ET

On March 1st, Brooklyn-based Israeli multi-instrumentalist and singer Daphna Mor and performer/researcher Elizabeth Weinfield join host Debra Nagy for an exploration of Jewish identity and musical traditions. Daphna Mor will share how she has incorporated Jewish liturgical music into her performing life and demonstrate the art of Piyut, an oral tradition in which Jewish communities in Yemen, Iran, Morocco, Turkey, and elsewhere set ancient Hebrew liturgical texts to different tunes. Elizabeth Weinfield shares her research into Jewish Converso composer Leonora Duarte (1610 – ca. 1678), locating Duarte within the broader history of the Jewish Diaspora following the Spanish Inquisition.


Leonora Duarte (1610 – 1678)
Sinfonia No. 5
Sinfonia No. 1 (footage courtesy of Sonnambula)

Thomas Lupo (bap. 1571 – 1627)
Fantasia No. 4

Mosé salió de Misrayim/Hodu La’adonai & Rotta – Sephardic songs, Morocco

Achot ketana – Piyut for Rosh Hashanah

Ein K’eloheinu – Piyut from Morocco

SalonEra: Jewish Diaspora Trailer feat. Daphna Mor

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