"[A] thoroughly researched, insightful examination of Israeli-Palestinian musical interactions throughout the past two decades...The innovative use of the Internet--users are directed to audio tracks online--enlarges the usefulness of the book, and photos help to personalize the musicians discussed...An important account of the initial impetus for the cross-fertilization of music in the Israeli-Palestinian present." --Choice
"A pioneering study...Brinner's book marks an important shift in scholarship on Israel generally: perhaps its most important contribution, in fact, lies in furthering recognition of Israeli popular and ethnic music as a significant focus for research, and an important lens into key questions in the development of Israeli society, culture and politics." --Musica Judaica Online Reviews
About the Author
Benjamin Brinner is Professor in the Department of Music, U.C. Berkeley, and winner of A.S.C.A.P.'s Deems Taylor Award for Knowing Music, Making Music. He has studied and taught music in the U.S. and Israel, and conducted research in Indonesia and Israel.