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Monday, June 8 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
60 minutes - Iron Lion Zion - songs of Zion

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The longing to return to Zion is a powerful metaphor that has inspired songwriters since the days of King David. In this session we will look at the history and variety of Zionides (songs about Zion) sung by Jews and non-Jews: from biblical psalms to Zionist anthems, from Gospel hymns to Broadway tunes, from folk rock to reggae and beyond. Artists discussed will include Harold Arlen, Jerry Herman, The Weavers, Peter, Paul & Mary, Don McLean, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Boney M, Bob Marley and Matisyahu.

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Gary Holzman

Founder and director of Shir Madness (Sydney’s Jewish music festival), Gary is an intellectual property lawyer with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the history of Jewish songwriters and performers and has shared his passion by giving numerous talks on the subject at Shalom, Moriah... Read More →

Monday June 8, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm AEST