Judaism’s Sacred Singers

Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Mark Slobin was a guest on the public radio show “Interfaith Voices,” where he discussed the role across history of cantors, or hazzans–sacred singers who have led Jewish congregations in sung prayers for more than a thousand years. Together with Mark Kligman of Hebrew Union College, Slobin created the “History of the American Cantorate” Project, archiving 100 examples of cantor songs online. The interview includes recordings made of different cantors singing the same prayer.