A Sacred Noise: The New Jewish Music

Aired 2003-04. Produced by Diva Communications

Under the heading "World Music," or squeezed between the mezzuzot and kiddush cups in Judaica shops, recordings of Jewish music have entered mainstream American culture having been rediscovered and reintroduced by a new generation of Jewish minstrels. The documentary A Sacred Noise gives viewers a glimpse of the perspective of today's Jewish musicians. Appearing in venues as divergent as cozy Upper West Side clubs to capacity-filled college arenas, these musicians are embracing their rich musical heritage and forging new connections to the ancestral melodies and their messages. The result is an authentic and invigorating new genre for communicating the contemporary Jewish experience. A Sacred Noise was shot on location around New York City, epicenter for the new Jewish music scene. The program features a variety of talented artists and groups including Frank London, Debbie Friedman, Peri Smilow, the Klezmatics, Pharaoh's Daughter and several others, performing their original compositions and refurbished songs. The toe-tapping soundtrack is interlaced with commentary as the musicians describe their unique connections to Judaism and how music acts as a conduit to spiritual awareness.

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