In the 1960s, music was at the center of a massive cultural shift in America, led by young activists and artists, with prominent Jewish participants on both sides of the equation.
When composer Joelle Wallach stood atop the watchtower at the Birkenau death camp on a cool, rainy day, she looked out over the remnants of dilapidated smokestacks and perceived a “forest of chimneys.
2016 was a fulfilling year for the Milken Archive. We launched a new website, gave away over 10,000 tracks, and gained thousands of new fans. But it is not wise to dwell too much on the past.
Hanukkah begins Saturday evening, and ends on January 1st of next year! So we'd like to share two more items to brighten your holidays.
This Hanukkah, EVERYONE WINS nine (8+1) works of peace, freedom, and hope, sung by children's choirs from around the world. Enter by December 19th to get 9 tracks of music for peace, freedom and hope.
*Singer, composer, collector of Hassidic niggunim was "a living library of song"* Ben Zion Shenker, renowned singer, composer, and collector of Hassidic niggunim, has died. He was 91 and lived in Brooklyn, New York.
*Taking What's Available and Making Something Beautiful* David Amram is a singular force in the music world.
The Milken Archive of Jewish Music is the most ambitious project of its kind, chronicling and cataloging 350 years of Judaism in the new world through music.
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Founder Recorded for the Milken Archive The Milken Archive of Jewish Music mourns the loss of Sir Neville Marriner[artists/view/sir-neville-marriner/], the prolific maestro who, with the Academy and Chorus of St Martin-in-the-Fields, conducted the Archive’s landmark recording of composer Thomas Beveridge’s interfaith oratorio Yizkor Requiem[http://music/volumes/view/odes-and-epics/work/yizkor-requiem/].
Dear Friends, As we reflect on the year 5776, those of us at the Milken Archive are especially grateful to Jewish music fans around the world for your interest and enthusiasm throughout the year.