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Sheikh it Baby: Arabic Music, Jewish Musicians

Chris Silver

Israel, Jewish History

Discover the history of Jewish musicians in North Africa and the Middle East in the modern era. Learn about the Azoulay brothers in Jaffa and their role in preserving the legacy of some of the greatest musicians from Morocco to Iraq. Finally, join us as we spin rare Jewish North African records from Morocco, France and Israel.

Chris Silver

Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues

Telephone: 2128850803

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Chris Silver serves as Acting Director at the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues where he is responsible for educational programming and research efforts. He comes to the Task Force from the American Islamic Congress where he led program planning initiatives and directed fund development. Prior to that he worked at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. Chris holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from UC Berkeley. In the past he has lived and worked in Morocco, Egypt and Israel. Outside of the Task Force, he runs jewishmorocco.blogspot.com and is currently working on a project to digitize rare Jewish North African records.

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