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152 How Did Scotland's Artists Turn Nationalist2014-07-13 17:45:00
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153 June 22: Bannockburn Begins2014-06-26 08:41:00
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154 Sunday Feature: Dennis Potter2014-06-15 18:00:00
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156 Sunday Feature: Dylan Thomas the Radio Poet2014-05-04 18:45:00
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157 Sunday Feature: Educating Isaac2014-04-28 16:36:00
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159 Sunday Feature: Music and the Jews (3/3)2014-03-23 19:30:00
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160 Music and the Jews (2/3)2014-03-20 16:00:00
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Music and the Jews (2/3)

Norman Lebrecht presents the second of three programmes examining the complex relationship between music and Jewish identity. Women, in the Jewish religion, are not meant to sing, and yet Jewish women have shrugged off that inhibition to become some of the most powerful figures in the popular imagination. We hear from some of the most successful women singing in Israel and indeed on the world stage today, including the eighth-generation Yiddish singer Myriam Fuks and Achinoam Nini, the latest in a long line of iconic Jewish women of Yemenite origin. Michael Grade remembers his grandmother's passion for Sophie Tucker, and the promoter Harvey Goldsmith explains why Jewish women have had such a huge impact on music over the past half century. We also hear from Dr Tova Gamliel about the extraordinarily powerful role of women in the religious practices of Yemen.…read more