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Oudist Colony

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

Jonathan Mitchell
August 07, 2006

North African Jewish pop music from before World War II has its roots in pre-Inquisition Spain. Singer and composer Jewlia Eisenberg creates a new sound with her band Charming Hostess that builds on this Andalusian style. With music by Reinette l’Oranaise and Alice Fitoussi. Interview by Laurel Snyder.