Tower

2018
All events are Free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

A talk by Naomi Leite on April 11-12, 2018

"¿Poner el cuerpo?: Jewish Women and Revolutionary Struggles in Mexican and Argentine Film" a talk by Stephanie Pridgeon on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 5pm in the Smathers Library Judaica Suite
Pridgeon is recipient of the “Jews in the Americas” fellowship. This presentation analyzes the films Novia que te vea (Mexico, 1993) and El amigo alemán (Argentina/Germany, 2012) in their depiction of Jewish women's roles vis-a-vis 1960s and 1970s revolutionary movements in Latin America and on a global scale. The analysis explores the ways in which citizenship and interpellation are represented visually as the respective films' protagonists grapple with national hegemony, their Jewish identities, and gender vis-a-vis interpersonal relationships.

"HAZANUT: A concert of Jewish Cantorial Music" annual concert, April 23, 2018 at 7:30pm, University of Florida Auditorium.
Yaakov Lemmer, cantor: International cantor Yaakov “Yanky” Lemmer was born and raised in Borough Park, Brooklyn. He began his singing career as the star soloist of the Young Israel of Bethel Choir, and received a scholarship to the Belz School of Jewish Music at Yeshiva University. He’s studied under cantors Joseph Malovany and Bernard Beer, as well as the legendary Noach Schall. He performs regularly at Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York City.

Shulem Lemmer, cantor: Shulem Lemmer has made a name for himself in the Jewish music world through his captivating voice, flawless pitch and versatility in many genres of music. Growing up in the heart of Boro Park, Brooklyn, Shulem was exposed to cantorial music at a young age while also listening to the current contemporary Jewish music. With this influence, Shulem beautifully combines the two in his performances, becoming renowned as a versatile crossover artist for the two genres.

Frank London, trumpet: Recording jazz and modern Jewish music since the 1980s, London has performed with a wide variety of renowned musicians. He has created works for film and theatre, including the score for a marionette production of The Golem! London has been a member of Les Miserables Brass Band and the Klezmatics, and leads his own group Hasidic New Wave.

Dan Rosengard, keyboard: Dan Rosengard is a pianist and keyboardist, music director, conductor, arranger, composer and producer. One of the busiest musicians in New York City, Dan is perhaps best-known for his stint as a member of the creative team at NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” where he composed and arranged special musical material for the comedy sketches.

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