COZ 35, Tuesday 16 March 2021

PLEASE NOTE: This COZ session will be 16:00 UK / 17:00 Western Europe / 18:00 Israel (USA times unaltered)

Ilana Webster-Kogen
Joe Loss Senior Lecturer in Jewish Music at SOAS University of London, and the author of Citizen Azmari: Making Ethiopian Music in Tel Aviv (2018, Wesleyan University Press)

Phil Alexander
British Academy research fellow, University of Edinburgh. Performer, composer, and bandleader (

Book discussion for Sounding Jewish in Berlin: Klezmer Music in the Contemporary City (2021, Oxford University Press)

To celebrate the release of Dr. Phil Alexander’s book Sounding Jewish in Berlin, this conversation will explore the musical diversity of klezmer in Berlin and interrogate some key assumptions about klezmer performance today.

The conversation can be viewed here