It's sure to be an entertaining evening at this edition of Tuesday Night at the Museum. On Tuesday, November 19th at 7pm, join Dr. Judith R. Cohen for a Jewish cultural and musical performance.
Dr. Judith R. Cohen is a Canadian ethnomusicologist and singer. Her presentation will be a combined concert-talk, both singing and presenting a powerpoint which uses images and sounds. These include people Judith has interviewed and places she has visited, as well as material from the Holocaust Museum and other archival sources. The presentation will be focused on songs of Sephardic Jews (the lesser-known aspect of the Holocaust) as well as Ashkenazi songs and their history.
Admission is only $3 and tickets are available at the door. 'Tuesday Night at the Museum' is a monthly feature at the L&A County Museum & Archives, located at 97 Thomas Street East in Napanee.
For more information about a wide array of programming at the Museum & Archives, please visit www.CountyMuseum.ca or call 613-354-3027.
About the presenter:
Dr. Judith R. Cohen was born and grew up in Montreal, is based in Toronto - and may frequently be found in Spain, Portugal, and wherever else her fieldwork, concerts, conferences, research and general curiosity and love of travel take her.
Judith is known for her work in Sephardic music, and related traditions. Her ethnomusicological work and her life as a performer are intertwined. Village songs of Spain and Portugal, narrative ballads and stories in English and pan-European traditions, Balkan singing, songs of French Canada, Yiddish - and music of Medieval Europe are among her performance and workshop repertoires. And as an ethnomusicologist, besides her signature work in Sephardic music, she is known for her many years of fieldwork and research on music in the lives of Portuguese Bnei Anusim, often known as Crypto-Jews, direct descendants of the Jews who maintained their identity throughout the centuries of the Inquisition. She is the consultant for the Spanish Recordings (1952) of the legendary Alan Lomax collection, and is preparing an edition of Lomax's Spain diary with her own follow-up fieldwork for the University Press of Mississippi.
Judith accompanies her singing and storytelling on traditional frame drums of Spain, Portugal and North Africa, on the medieval bowed vièle, Appalachian mountain dulcimer and other instruments; she also performs on and teaches recorders, in both Early Music and folk traditions. She teaches part-time at York University in Toronto, and gives guest talks, performance-talks, workshops and concerts, solo or with one or more musicians.