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Jerusalem

It is the City of Gold, the City of Dreams, the sacred heart of the world for Jews, Christians and Moslems alike. Passionate love songs have been written to it, as well as wistful and moving prayers. Host Ellen Kushner explores the many sounds and faces of Jerusalem, with music from Biblical psalms in settings by Purcell and Monteverdi, as well as traditional Sephardic and Ashkenazi songs, Negro spirituals, contemporary gospel and music from a group of Arab and Israeli artists performing together.

 

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ABOUT SOUND & SPIRIT

The week of 6/27/2010 sees the final public radio broadcast of Sound & Spirit. The show will continue to live here online, though, with past programs archived for on-demand listening! (We regret that we cannot offer podcasts, due to music rights issues.) Thanks for tuning in for the last 14 years, and please stay in touch. Ellen's farewell thoughts are posted on her personal blog.

Ellen Kushner, host of
Sound & Spirit

Host Ellen Kushner began her public radio career at WGBH hosting the eclectic classical program NightAir. Other radio credits include PRI's international music series, Jewish holiday specials, and the WGBH world music program Caravan. In addition to her radio work, Kushner is a novelist

Visit her personal website, ellenkushner.com, and check out Sound & Spirit's albums.

 

Sound & Spirit for the week of June 27, 2010: Marriage

Sound & Spirit's "Weddings" show has been one of our most popular - but what happens after the bells have stopped ringing? Ellen Kushner explores the many dimensions of marriage, from the joyous to the bittersweet (and even the disastrous!), in a wide-ranging program of music, myth, poetry, and wisdom.

 

 

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