NPR logo

'Reggae Passover'

Only Available in Archive Formats.
'Reggae Passover'

'Reggae Passover'

'Reggae Passover'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

In Los Angeles, Alan Eder and Friends have brought together traditional Jewish and African music into their family seders, the ritual meal and service of the Jewish holiday, Passover. In live performances and on recordings, Eder takes traditional Passover melodies and Hebrew texts and arranges them for his reggae band. He says both Passover and reggae music observe liberation and redemption and that the two work well thematically.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.