La Nona Kanta

Flory Jagoda sings the songs of her great-great-great-great-great grandparents

Minstrel Show

Parodies that make us cringe today used to make people roar. A music critic discovers Abie Cohen, the Jewish version of Aunt Jemima.

Sway to the Music

Bluesman Jeremiah Lockwood finds his voice in his grandfather’s liturgical repertoire

Oudist Colony

Talking with Jewlia Eisenberg about the Algerian divas who rock her world

A Different March

Sufjan Stevens makes a record his own way

Beautiful Loser

With a new documentary and a book of poems, Leonard Cohen is primed for a comeback. For Suzanne Snider, he never went away.

Roots Music

Galeet Dardashti finds the Israeli audience her grandfather never had

So Long Nasty

The Beastie Boys grew up, and so did I

Silver Lining

David Berman learns to live up to his band name

Showtime at the Apollo

Idan Raichel mixes traditional Ethiopian music, prayers, and funky beats to create dance tracks that speak to young Israelis

Beats Without Borders

Balkan Beat Box’s diaspora mix

My Son, the Assimilator

Allan Sherman’s page in the American songbook

Immaterial Girl

Madonna, Kabbalah, and me

Ghetto Music

When Italians fell for klezmer, Francesco Spagnolo tuned them in to the forgotten sounds of their own people

Pulling Out the Stops

The rise and fall of the synagogue organ

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