VIDEO: Found in Translation? Foreign Songs and the Creation of Israeli Musical Culture

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What accounts for this vast corpus of foreign songs in Israeli music and what impact have such renderings had on the development of Israeli culture? After surveying this significant, yet largely overlooked, phenomenon, Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin presented on a series of test cases and argue that the extensive importation of foreign songs into Hebrew paradoxically played a key role in the creation of an autonomous Israeli musical culture.

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Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2019