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A talk by Henry Sapoznik, award-winning record and radio producer, author, and  ethnomusicologist. The history of Black-Jewish cultural interaction primarily focuses on how Jews adopted and adapted Black vernacular music -- ragtime, jazz, swing, R&B and blues, etc. -- as performers, promoters, managers, club owners and record labels. However, what has never before been explored were the African-Americans who performed Yiddish and cantorial music in and for the Jewish community, in theaters on record, radio and in concert between the World Wars.

Presented thanks to Temple Israel Greenfield.