04.07.2011 02.Tammus, 5771
At this year’s Jewish Music Festival, Joshua Nelson brought together Klezmer and Gospel to create a truly unique blend of culture and sound.
When Joshua Nelson talks about being kosher, he is not referring to his kitchen or the menu. He is talking about taking reverent Gospel music and using it to express Jewish rather than Christian devotion.
And boy, is it something to kvell about.
“I have invented an exclusively Jewish style of Gospel music,” the Jewish African-American performer explained to a sold-out audience at the recent local Jewish Music Festival….