Let Jasmine Rain Down: Song and Remembrance Among Syrian Jews
University of Chicago Press, 1998 - 291 עמודים
When Jews left Aleppo, Syria, in the early twentieth century and established communities abroad, they carried with them a repertory of songs (pizmonim) with sacred Hebrew texts set to melodies borrowed from the popular Middle Eastern Arab musical tradition. Let Jasmine Rain Down tells the story of the pizmonim as they have continued to be composed, performed, and transformed through the present day; it is thus an innovative ethnography of an important Judeo-Arabic musical tradition and a probing contribution to studies of the link between collective memory and popular culture.
Shelemay views the intersection of music, individual remembrances, and collective memory through the pizmonim. Reconstructing a century of pizmon history in America based on research in New York, Mexico, and Israel, she explains how verbal and musical memories are embedded in individual songs and how these songs perform both what has been remembered and what otherwise would have been forgotten. In confronting issues of identity and meaning in a postmodern world, Shelemay moves ethnomusicology into the domain of memory studies.
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
לא מצאנו ביקורות במקומות הרגילים
Su R YAH E L
ONE Song and Remembrance
ATTAH E L KABBIR
ANI ASHIR LA KH
RAMAH Evar AI
FOUR Lived Musical Genres
YEH IDAH HITNAARI
Contents of Compact Disc
מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל
16 March acrostic active Aleppo Arab music Ashear associated Attah bakkashot bar mitzvah beginning Brooklyn Cain called cantor Center century chapter City close collection composed composition continued cultural David December discussed early East example experience fact father further Halabi heard Hebrew historical immigrated important improvisation individual Israel January Jerusalem Joseph Kaire knowledge known late learned lived manner maqām maqāmāt March meaning melody memory Mexico City Middle Moses musicians noted November occasions October original particularly past performance pizmon pizmonim played popular practice prayer present Raphael recent recordings references religious remembered repertory Sabbath Saff Sephardic served Shrem sing singer social song sung synagogue Syrian community Syrian Jewish Syrian Jews Taboush Tawil term tion tradition transmission tune women York young