publication . Other literature type . Doctoral thesis . 2018

"Shir Cushi": African-American Spirituals In Israel During The 1950'S And 1960'S

Ben-Sadia, Noa;
Open Access Hebrew
  • Published: 16 Jul 2018
  • Publisher: Zenodo
During the 1950's and 1960's local performance of Negro-Spirituals songs was popular in Israel. These songs were titled "Shirim Cushim" were often translated to Hebrew and were performed within communities and culture venues such as concerts, radio shows and choir conventions. This repertoire was highly popular thanks to the biblical textual content of the songs and by a certain feeling of identification between blacks and Jews and their shared history and fate. However, the local musical performance of Spirituals in Israel managed to change the original context and meaning of the songs as religious slave songs that were written out of oppression and hardship in...
free text keywords: music, hebrew, israel, african-ameican history, negro-spirituals, folk music, cry the beloved country, paul robeson
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Apartheid -- The Global Itinerary: South African Cultural Formations in Transnational Circulation, 1948-1990
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 615564
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
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