Another Word on Jewish Music

By Irene Heskes

Eugene Borowitz, February 3, 1978

The author opines that no legitimate ethnic American folk music is being produced -- neither by Jews, by Indians / Native Americans, nor by black people / African Americans. Contemporary Indian music overgeneralizes, the author claims, while Black music comes across as self-consciously strident and repetitive, even though both these peoples have deep reservoirs of worthy folk music heritage upon which to draw. She looks back with nostalgia upon American Jewish composers from earlier in the 20th Century, who, she says, drew upon Jewish, Black and Indian folk music in order to create new American music.

Topic: Black-Jewish Relations, Race, Art, Youth, Young Adults, Artistic Expression, Culture, Generational Issues, Music, Diversity

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/no.147

Page Number(s): 61-62

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Heskes, Irene. Another Word on Jewish Music. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 3 February 1978: 61-62.


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