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A small group of Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn is reviving the cantorial music tradition and has released a new album

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One of the cantors and record producer Jeremiah Lockwood on stage at the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakaow, Poland in June.

When cantors lead Jewish congregations in prayer and song, they hope to inspire people spiritually. Sometimes that involves improvising during solo singing. That’s what happened in the golden age of cantorial music back in the 1920’s when these virtuosos began to make records. Now a small group of Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn is reviving the tradition and has a new album.

WBGO’s Jon Kalish has the story…

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