Our exhibition Jukebox. Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl (a cooperation with the Jewish Museum Munich) is on tour through Europe. After Munich and Frankfurt Jewkbox is now shown in the Jewish Museum London, in Camden town, the heart of British Pop.
Hundreds of guests came to the opening on July 13 and enjoyed our global record shop, on a journey of encounter with the Jewish history of pop music. The exhibition is displayed in London till October 16. From February to May 2017 Warsaw and its Jewish Museum Polin will be the next station, followed by the Jewish Museum in Amsterdam, from June 2017.
Taking Hohenems as a starting point for this surprising rediscovery of pop history makes sense, ironically. With Salomon Sulzer, who 190 years ago left Hohenems and went to Vienna to become chief cantor of the new city temple, the history of modern synagogue music began. And with Sulzer the first star of the synagogue appeared on stage, who attracted not only his fellow Jews with his voice and his compositions, but also non-Jewish music connoisseurs. Hundred years later it has been cantors and their children like Joseph Schmidt and Leila Mourad, Al Jolson and Kurt Weill, Irving Berlin or Harold Arlen, who left tradition behind and invented the popular music of the 20th century, on Broadway and film.
Until October 16, 2016 at the Jewish Museum London ►
Impressions of the exhibition in London ►
Fotos: Copyright Jon Holloway/Jewish Museum London