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The Sarajevo Haggadah inspires peace, music

The Sarajevo Haggadah inspires peace, music

By Emily K. Alhadeff Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound The Seattle Peace Chorus has been “cultivating peace through song” since 1983, when Helen Lauritzen sought a way to bridge Americans and Russians in the midst of the Cold War. Now in its 31st year, the Seattle Peace Chorus continues its mission. Over the years the(…)

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Black-Jewish history, lived through music

Black-Jewish history, lived through music

Dikla Tuchman, Jewish Sound Correspondent Seattle has arguably been experiencing a Jewish musical revival, seen primarily in the form of klezmer music injected into local folk groups and the popularity of musicians like Nissim, bringing a hip-hop message of the Jewish–African-American experience. In line with this current trend, Los Angeles musical scholar Josh Kun will(…)

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Going Gat and Gaga for Israeli dance

Going Gat and Gaga for Israeli dance

Emily K. Alhadeff Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound Two powerful dance performances by noted Israeli choreographers sashay onto Seattle stages in April. Although “sashay” is too balletic word to describe and Emanuel Gat’s “Preludes et Fugues” and Ohad Naharin’s “Minus 16.” Both Gat and Naharin are contemporary dancers trained in Israel with international reputations. Gat,(…)

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