Popular Jewish and Israeli Music
Description: (Formerly numbered Music History M67.) (Same as Jewish Studies M67.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Music of Jews is diverse. With history of several thousand years and series of developments in modernity, music in Jewish life covers variety of styles found in many contexts. Exploration of music of Jews within last 100 years, with focus on popular music of Jews in America and Israel. Examination of music in Israel, with focus on songs of land of Israel, Israeli rock, and Muzika Mizrachit (Middle Eastern popular music). P/NP or letter grading.