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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Israeli Musics: Beyond Nationalist Signifiers, featuring Prof. Assaf Shelleg

Despite the proliferation of musical styles stemming from Israel’s ethnic proximities, its histories have been punctuated by political dates or “representations.” With nationalism as the main yardstick by which Israeli music is measured, narratives have consisted of responses to wars or other formulations whose easily identifiable musical citations rang the bells-and-whistles of the Zionist project. Examining the mechanism of Hebrew Culture in pre- and post-statehood years, Assaf Shelleg’s talk will separate national rhetoric from processes of cultural hybridization so as to disclose cases in which music seeps across political and aesthetic borders to undermine both nationalist edifices as well as categories such as folk, popular, and art musics. This event is cosponsored by the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies and the School of Music {Will appear in FYI on Apr 18, 2014
Start Time:
5:15 PM
End Time:
6:45 PM
Leah M. Smith Hall
Common Location Name:
Clarice Smith PAC
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Other Contact Information:
Samantha Levine Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies +1 301 405 9413

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