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Sunday, March 18 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
A World of EnCHANTment: Comparing Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu Chants

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Join our musical and spiritual journey as we dive into prayer in world music. Many modes of Jewish "Nusach HaTefillah" prayer chant are shared with Arabic Maqamat of Islam and Hindustani Ragas of Northern India.  In this session, we will study how these chanted musical modes indicate the times of the year, month, week, and day and how they portray the moods and words of prayer-texts for these religious cultures. We will use trope and davening as our entry point into understanding the basic musical structures that underlie Nusach, Maqamat, and Ragas.  

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Neil Schwartz

Hazzan Neil Schwartz is a 1980 graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, and he earned an M.A. in Religion and Culture in Canada.  He teaches Trope and Nusach online for Hebrew College (Boston), and he serves as the Kol Bo sole clergy for Agudath Achim in Shreveport, Louisiana... Read More →

Sunday March 18, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Room 202a, JCC