Do you know about the Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum? Come join the Teen Educator Network for a special tour and program next Thursday, February 17th from 6-8pm where we will explore this exciting topic.
Mix and mingle with your fellow educators over yummy food and beverages then engage in some learning around the Black Sabbath exhibit. Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations is a musical journey through a unique slice of recording history–the Black-Jewish musical encounter from the 1930s to the 1960s. In contrast to the oft-told story of how Jewish songwriters and publishers of Tin Pan Alley and Broadway transformed Black spirituals, blues, and jazz into the Great American Songbook, scant attention has been paid to the secret history of the many Black responses to Jewish music, life, and culture. From Johnny Mathis singing “Kol Nidre” to Aretha Franklin’s 1960s take on “Swanee,” visitors can learn how Black artists treated Jewish music as a resource for African-American identity, history, and politics.
We are thrilled to partner with the Contemporary Jewish Museum on this fun, BART accessible event. Please RSVP to Tracy Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org.