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Sunday, March 19 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
The Music and Culture of Middle Eastern & North African Jews (Mizrachi) in Israel

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Not many in in the American Jewish community are familiar with the rich culture of the Middle Eastern Jewish diaspora and its effect on Israeli culture. By exploring the music of this culture we can learn about the story of this diaspora, its descendants, and its influences on modern Israeli and Jewish culture. This session will combine a live music performance (of me playing guitar and singing), a brief presentation, and my personal story as a Middle Eastern Israeli Jewish musician. I hope to teach you something new or at the very least offer a new perspective.

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Or Shovaly

Or Shovaly was born and raised in the suburbs of Tel Aviv to a Jewish family descended from Yemen. He started playing guitar at the age of 10 and ended up moving to New Orleans in 2014 to study at UNO’s jazz program and pursue a musical career. These days Or gives private guitar... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2023 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
JCC Grant Board Room