publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Jews, Music-Making, and the Twentieth Century Maghrib

Silver, Christopher Benno;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
From the early twentieth century and through at least mid-century, indigenous North African Jews came to play an outsized role as music-makers and music-purveyors across the Maghrib. In Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, all under French rule until the middle of the twentieth century, Jewish vocalists and instrumentalists, record label artistic directors and concessionaires, commercial agents, and sonic impresarios utilized the phonograph and recording technology to safeguard and promote traditional music –– described alternately as “Arab,” “Muslim,” and “Andalusian” –– and to pioneer popular musical forms mixed in style and language (often blending Arabic with Fren...
Subjects
free text keywords: Judaic studies, Middle Eastern history, Jewish, Jewish-Muslim relations, Maghrib, Music, Musicians, North Africa
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