The renew of Judeo-Spanish music

A radio broadcast of the French Center of Jewish Music, hosted by Hervé Roten

MUSIQUES JUIVES D’HIER ET D’AUJOURD’HUI – TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2011, JUDAÏQUES FM (94.8), 21H00. Radio program in French


Since several years, Judeo-Spanish music know a real renewal, with the emergence of a new generation of artists, determined to shake the repertoire of traditional songs.

The release of the CD “Axerico en Selanik”, an electro-Sefardi music album performed by the band Mazal (Emmanuelle Rouvray and Thomas Baudrillier) gives us the occasion to talk about this phenomenon of updating and patrimonialization of Judeo-Spanish music, with the ethnomusicolgist Jessica Roda, in a second part of the program.

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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