Let Jasmine Rain Down Song and Remembrance Among Syrian Jews
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
- Publish date: 10/01/1998
- ISBN: 9780226752129
- ISBN10: 0226752127
Shelemay views the intersection of music, individual remembrances, and collective memory through the pizmonim. Reconstructing a century of pizmon history in America based on research in New York, Mexico, and Israel, she explains how verbal and musical memories are embedded in individual songs and how these songs perform both what has been remembered and what otherwise would have been forgotten. In confronting issues of identity and meaning in a postmodern world, Shelemay moves ethnomusicology into the domain of memory studies.