Another great event at Proteus Gowanus. Join Chris Silver of jewishmorocco.blogspot.com for a lecture with discussion and recordings from North Africa and Israel.
Music, Migration and the Maghreb:
Jewish-Muslim Musical Collaboration in North Africa and Beyond
Thursday, April 5, 8pm
543 Union Street
By mid-century, North Africa and the music scene changed dramatically. In the immediate aftermath of Israel's establishment and Moroccan, Algerian and Tunisian independence, thousands of Jews from across the region, including many of these musicians, made the Jewish state their new home. Israel held little promise of a continued career for these artists and almost no hope of continued collaboration -- until a pioneering Moroccan immigrant found a cache of phonographs in a Jaffa flea market, started recording those around him and preserved this shared patrimony while enabling new styles to emerge.
Join Proteus Gowanus for this Migratory event, part of the yearlong exploration of Migration at Proteus Gowanus, and listen to rare records from North Africa and Israel.