In a very interesting way, The Boston Jewish Music Festival is continuing to build education about Jewish music. They’ve collaborated with The Arts Fuse: The Culture of New England, a discussion forum. This is their sixth session, “this time a discussion of the concert “Divine Sparks,” a provocative attempt to explore how Jewish cantorial music and other kinds of religious song can spark musical improvisation and spiritual experiences.” Written by Steve Elman, the reviews are opinions of six knowledgable people who attended the event in March.
The Arts Fuse is an organization that attempts to provide serious, informed criticism and opinion about the arts, not just random blog posts or “Tweets.” It attempts to be literate, not wasting its readers’ time with rambling, poorly written copy, and it attempts be thought-provoking,inspiring a conversation among critics, producers, and consumers of the arts. http://artsfuse.org/