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05 August 2022

NPR Gets All Excited About a Return of Jewish Cantorial Singing:

While graduating, Jeremiah Lockwood came across a YouTube video of cantors performing a casual Chasidic sing-along known as a kumzits, a type of cantorial jam session where solos are uttered with the tip of a finger.

The video inspired Lockwood to produce the new album Golden Ages: Brooklyn Chassidic Cantorial Revival Today, which was recorded at Daptone Records, an analog recording facility known for soul music.

Three of the six cantors on the album went with Lockwood to the Jewish Culture Festival in Poland at the end of June…

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