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The Forward: Three Jewish Albums Channel the Black Music Experience

Jake Marmer notes three fascinating new Jewish recordings (none of which have anything in particular to do with klezmer) for summer pleasure. Highly recommended:

Three Jewish Albums Channel the Black Music Experience, by Jake Marmer, The Forward, June 28, 2013 (originally titled: The Three Must-List (Jewish) Albums for Summer, in the print edition)

"Perhaps the story of the great Jewish music in America is truly that of its encounter with African-American music. Three terrific new albums traverse the traditions of Afrobeat, jazz and reggae, while at the same time staying informed—in very different ways—by music more traditionally associated with the Jewish sound.…" (more)