9 2019

CSP: Pop Toys & Power Politics: Israel & the Eurovision Song Contest

12:00PM - 1:15PM  

Las Lomas Community Center 10 Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

Contact Arie Katz
(949) 682-4040

$ Cost $ 18.00

CSP 2019 September Mini-Series part 2 of 2
The Globalization of Israeli Television and Culture - Dr. Shayna Weiss
(Brown Bag lunch)
$18.00 per person for each event
Free to 5780 Members
Please reserve by September 6, 2019

Pop Toys and Power Politics: Israel and the Eurovision Song Contest
Israel has won Eurovision four times since it joined the contest in 1973. But what exactly is the Eurovision song contest, and moreover, why is Israel in a European song contest in the first place? Eurovision is a fascinating chance to examine how Israel fashions itself for a global audience via song and dance. Examining the intersection between popular culture and politics, we'll look at Israel's Eurovision successes and flops and see how a country's music can tell its history in surprising new ways.

Sponsor: Community Scholar Program (CSP)