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Music Club: Jews and Hip-Hop (Hybrid)

Hip Hop is a uniquely American art form created by young African-Americans living in the Bronx in the 1970s. With turntables, microphones, and crates of disco records the pioneers of Hip Hop lifted up the lived realities of disenfranchised youth communities and paved the way for what is now the most popular music genre in American music. Join Rabbi Ben as we explore the small, but meaningful ways that Jewish artists have contributed to the rise and continued success of this oft-misunderstood genre. Learn the story of a Jewish boy from Long Island who became the world’s most successful producer of Hip Hop and explore how a former Jewish day-school student turned rapper has continued to dominate the music industry for over a decade.

Please note, in an effort to maintain the integrity of our exploration, songs will be presented uncensored. Please be advised that songs will feature adult language and themes.

Dates & Time: September 20, October 25, November 29, December 20, January 24, February 21, March 20, April 17, May 22, 1:30-3:00 pm

Fee: This class is free for members. For non-members, we suggest a donation of $10. Click here to donate. Where it asks for the fund you wish to donate to, click the drop-down menu and select Adult Learning. Your donation supports TBElle and Adult Learning at TBE.

Registration: If you’re joining us in person, use the registration bar above to RSVP. This event is available on Zoom and pre-registration is required. Please click the purple registration bar above to pre-register. Once you have registered, your unique access link will be emailed to you. If you’re new to Zoom, watch a tutorial or read written instructions on how to join a Zoom video call.

If you’re new to Zoom, watch a tutorial or read written instructions on how to join a Zoom video call.

Music Club: Music lovers unite to learn more about music we know, discover new music, and enjoy a community of friends with musical interests.