The exhibition titled „Jukebox, Jewkbox! A Jewish Century on Shellac and Vinyl” at POLIN Museum presents the history of the 20th century popular music and its genres and examines the relation of this history with Jewish experience of that century, showing among others immense contribution to the field made by Jewish producers, composers and artists.
The exhibition will resound with among others cantorial music, songs from the Yiddish theatre, popular all over the world songs from films, revues and musicals, as well as jazz, folk, pop and punk music or contemporary musical avant-garde reinterpreting Jewish tradition.
The exhibition will present not only the authors, but also the listeners of the music presented at the exhibition. People involved with Jewish culture will talk about songs which exerted an impact on their lives. Their stories concern not only the music itself, but the experience of being a Jew in the 20th century as well.
The original version of the exhibition was produced by the Jüdisches Museum Hohenems in 2014 (original title: Jukebox. Jewkbox! A Jewish Century on Shellac&Vinyl), and then it was presented at the Jüdisches Museum in Munich and at the Jewish Museum London. Polish edition of the exhibition is distinguished by expanded thread of Polish-Jewish composers, performers and entrepreneurs of entertainment industry.
The exhibition is co-organised by Jüdisches Museum Hohenems.
Source: POLIN Museum