Let jasmine rain down : song and remembrance among Syrian Jews (eBook, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Let jasmine rain down : song and remembrance among Syrian Jews

Author: Kay Kaufman Shelemay
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1998.
Series: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Compact discs
CD
Electronic books
Music
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Musique
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman.
Let jasmine rain down.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1998
(DLC) 98010938
(OCoLC)38249665
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kay Kaufman Shelemay
OCLC Number: 1295998387
Language Note: Text in English, with some quotations in Hebrew.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 291 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Jasmine: Poem on Sandpaper --
Prelude: Sur Yah El --
1. Song and Remembrance --
Prelude: Attah El Kabbir --
2. Music and Migration in a Transnational Community --
Prelude: Ani Ashir Lakh --
3. A Judeo-Arab Musical Tradition --
Prelude: Ramah Evarai --
4. Lived Musical Genres --
Prelude: Yehidah Hitna'ari --
5. Individual Creativity, Collective Memory --
Prelude: Melekh Rahaman --
6. Conclusion: A Community in Song --
Embroidered Rag: Poem on Umm Kulthum.
Series Title: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Responsibility: Kay Kaufman Shelemay.

Abstract:

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.

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