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Greeted With Smiles: Bukharian Jewish Music and Musicians in New York

Evan Rapport


After the collapse of the Soviet Union, a wave of Bukharian Jews left their homes from across the predominantly Muslim cities of Central Asia, to reestablish their lives in the United States, Israel, and Europe. Today, thirty-thousand Bukharian Jews reside in New York City, settled into close-knit communities and existing as a quintessential American immigrant group. For Bukharian immigrants, music is an essential part of their communal self-definition, and musicians are in a position to act as cultural representatives for the group as a whole. This book explores the circumstances facing new A ... More

Keywords: Bukharian Jews, New York City, immigrants, Bukharian identity, maquom, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199379033
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379033.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Evan Rapport, author
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts