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AMike Cohen, Albany, NY, 14 October 2010

Abayudaya: the Music of the Jews of Uganda
7:00 PM Thursday, October 14, 2010
WAMC Linda Norris Auditorium, The University at Albany, SUNY

After adopting Judaism a century ago, Uganda’s Abayudaya began creating a musical tradition marrying the rhythms and harmonies of Africa with Jewish celebration and traditional Hebrew prayer. Musician Mike Cohen, who has spent time among the Abayudaya in the village of Putti, will take the audience on a musical tour of this singular African community of people who live Jewish lives, have survived persecution, and assert, “We have been saved by our music.”


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