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Sunday, June 9 • 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Jew me, sue me: antisemitism in popular song

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This session will review the history of antisemitism in pop and rock music, with particular emphasis on the subtle and not so subtle use of antisemitic lyrics and imagery. We will investigate the origins and rise of racist punk music and Nazi rock and the bizarre involvement of artists including Eric Clapton, David Bowie, the Sex Pistols and Michael Jackson. In addition, we will consider the extent to which Jewish songwriters and performers, from Al Jolson to Sasha Baron Cohen, have wittingly or unwittingly contributed to this form of antisemitism.

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Gary Holzman

Gary Holzman has a passion for music and an encyclopaedic knowledge of Jewish musicians. For the past eight years he has run a course entitled 'The Jewish School of Rock', which he has presented at the Shalom Institute, North Shore Temple Emanuel and to various other Jewish organisations. In addition he is the founder and President of Shir Madness – Sydney Jewish Music Festival. In his spare time he manages to eke out a living as an... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2013 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Scientia Building Gallery 2

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