and Yerushalayim shel Zahav:
“Israel in Three Anthems”
A talk by Dr. Michael A. Figueroa,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Discussant: Dr. Brigid Cohen, Assistant Professor of Music, New York University
Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7pm.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
Admission is free. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
This presentation addresses three anthems that have helped shape Israeli society: “Ha-Tikva,” “L’Internationale,” and “Yerushalayim shel Zahav.” In light of three ideological facets represented by these songs—liberation, solidarity, and territoriality—Dr. Figueroa will discuss what constitutes an anthem in Jewish and Israeli history, theorizing a mode of performance he calls the “declamatory style,” in which vocal gestures that blur the distinction between speech and song portend the political value of musical performance.