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Audio: The Art of Jewish Storytelling with Andrea Kamens

Andrea Kamens describes the art of Jewish storytelling and poetry and explains its rich history.
7/22/2012, 7:23 PM

A7 Radio's "Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast" with Ben Bresky
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An interview with Andrea Kamens on the art of Jewish storytelling. She explains the rich history of storytelling in Jewish culture, and how it compares to other ethnicities. Hear the intriguing tale of how one of her stories prompted a non-Jewish man to tell her a Jewish story from a Catholic perspective. Plus, original poetry.
In second half, an interview with Jewish singer Faraj Samra who has personally recorded and preserved traditional Sephardic melodies and prayers. the Sephardic Hazzanut Project website has recently been revamped and now features over 800 free mp3s of cantorial melodies of the Spanish / Middle Eastern Jewish tradition. If you're craving some old school pizmonim or bakashot, then this is for you. 

Ben Bresky is a music journalist and recording engineer living in Jerusalem. He hosts The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast interviewing a wide range of Jewish and Israeli musicians from Carlebach to klezmer, from hasidic to trance. For full archives visit
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