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NJFF: BODY AND SOUL: AN AMERICAN BRIDGE

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NJFF: BODY AND SOUL: AN AMERICAN BRIDGE

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The Great American Songbook is replete with standards from Jewish composers and inducted into the jazz canon by black musicians. Perhaps none has been as enduring as the 1930s tune “Body and Soul,” composed by Jewish songwriter Johnny Green, introduced on Broadway by Jewish torch singer Libby Holman, and first recorded as a jazz piece by Louis Armstrong. It’s a link both sympathetic and contentious.

Winner: Best Music Documentary award, San Francisco Black Film Festival.

Hosted by Sherith Israel

SPECIAL GUEST: H. Beecher Hicks III, President and CEO, National Museum of African American Music

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