Jews and Music of the Maghreb ft. Christopher Silver

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021

Jews and Music of the Maghreb

McGill University professor Christopher Silver provides musical tour of the North African Jewish past through sounds traditional and popular.

Posted by National Museum of American Jewish History on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

 

This program was held on 2/17/21. It begins at the 25:30 mark.

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Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, Jewish vocalists and instrumentalists played an outsized role in the production of music in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia (a region known as The Maghreb). Drawing on rare shellac records from his personal archive, historian Christopher Silver will provide a musical tour of the North African Jewish past through sounds traditional and popular.

The presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A. This program is free with a suggested $10 donation.

About the Speaker

Christopher Silver is the Segal Family Assistant Professor in Jewish History and Culture at McGill University.

Ways to Watch

Facebook: Look for the LIVE post on the Museum’s Facebook page at 8pm ET. You do not need a Facebook account to view the program.

NMAJH website: A little before the program start time, the livestream will also be available on the Museum’s website at the top of this page. You will be prompted to enter your email address. Please note that you may need to refresh your screen and press “play” on the video—the static image will be replaced with the live feed before the program starts. Please note that audience Q&A is only available on Facebook and Zoom during the live program.

Zoom: No more Zoom slots available. If you have already registered on Zoom and have trouble accessing the session today, please watch the program using one of the methods above.