Israeli society, highly multicultural, consists of groups with different religious and cultural traditions. This multiculturalism is reflected in various musics of multiple styles and genres. The course “Musics in Israel” presents different musical cultures in Israel as part and consequence of historical and cultural processes.
The course will present the following topics:
1) Study of Jewish music as a cultural phenomenon. Examples of Ashkenazi and Sephardic music.
2) Music and national identity: Hebrew Israeli Folksongs
3) Global influences: Israeli Pop and Rock music
4) Music and social processes: Mediterranean music ("Muzika Mizrahit")