The representation of the Jewish mother in the Judeo-Arabic song

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


After the representation of the Jewish mother in the Yiddish and then Judeo-Spanish song, this third and final part of our cycle is devoted to the Jewish mother in the Judeo-Arabic song.
Far from being trivial, this theme allows us to understand the place of women in traditional Jewish societies. Transmitted orally from generation to generation, the songs convey many clichés about the eternal feminine.

Our guest, Simon Elbaz, singer-songwriter, will explain some of them, through the songs of Samy el Maghrebi, Hbiba Msika, Monty Line, Lili Boniche, Enrico Macias, Salim Hallali …

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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