The Ethiopian Jewish liturgical songs

Musiques juives d’hier et d’aujourd’hui - August 30, 2011, Judaïques FM, 9 PM

A radio show from the European Institute of Jewish Music hosted by Hervé Roten


Olivier Tourny, musicologist and ethnomusicologist at the National Scientific Research Council, director of the French Research Center in Jerusalem, dedicated 20 years of his life to Ethiopian Jewish music.
He published in 2010 with Peeters Editions a remarkable book on “The Ethiopian Jewish liturgical singing. Musical analysis of an oral tradition”, in which he describes in a pedagogical way the amazing musical tradition of Ethiopian Jews.

herve_photo_retouche_fond_uni_bleu_500px.jpgOfficer of the Ordre of Arts and letters, PhD in musicology at Paris University Sorbonne, prize-winning graduate from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Hervé Roten is the director of the European Institute of Jewish Music since its creation in 2006.
Ethnomusicologist, he quickly developed an interest in the safeguard and digitization of archives, subjects he taught for several years in Reims and Marne-La-Vallée universities.
Author of many articles, books and recordings related to Jewish music, producer of radio programs, Hervé Roten is recognized today as one of the best specialists of Jewish music in the world.

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