A Cantor's Tale (2006)

Cantor's Tale
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 35mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Erik Anjou Director n/a 2 2000001
Erik Anjou Producer n/a 3 3000001
Samuel Henriques Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Karlyn Michelson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Frank London Music n/a 120781 8000001
Synopsis
The tradition of Eastern European Jewish cantorial music is alive and well in modern America in no small part thanks to the efforts of Brooklyn-born Cantor Jacob Mendelson. "Jackie," as he is affectionately called by everyone, explores the American roots of "hazzanut"( Jewish liturgical music) while taking us on a musical voyage that spans the Atlantic, originating in his birthplace of Boro Park, Brooklyn and reaching all the way to Jerusalem. There's music in the air, everywhere. The experience of hearing the world's most renowned cantors in the synagogue was part of a lifestyle that provided American Jewry with a rich cultural heirloom. It is Cantor Mendelson's mission to insure that this legacy is passed on to this and the next generation and generations to come, in a way that is both true to its origins and relevant to the modern world.
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