The Jewish Music at SOAS, University of London. A key supporter of the Performing the Jewish Archive project.
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JMI is the home of Jewish music in the UK, dedicated to the celebration, preservation and development of the living heritage of Jewish music for the benefit of people of all ages and backgrounds.
JMI's goal is to inform and inspire audiences with an exciting, original programme of live performances, educational events and collaborative projects and to support musicians playing Jewish music across the UK, enabling them to preserve this traditional heritage, create new work and reach the widest audiences.
JMI was a key supporter of Performing the Jewish Archive, sponsoring a number of the projects conferences, concerts and other activities. In addition, JMI generously promoted Performing the Jewish Archive at every opportunity through its online and printed communication channels.
JMI was also instrumental in the success of several of Performing the Jewish Archive's initiatives by providing rehearsal space and other logistical support in London, enabling the project to meet its aims within budget and far more efficiently than would otherwise have been possible. This was especially the case for two important performances given by The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds on behalf of Performing the Jewish Archive: 'Music on the Brink of Destruction' at Wigmore Hall (January 2017) and 'Strains of Revolution' at The British Library (June 2017).
JMI is one of the most important cultural organizations in the UK, and among the world's most important Jewish-specific organizations. Its achievements and ongoing initiatives aimed at preserving and promoting Jewish musical heritage have secured a long-lasting legacy with global significance.
(Review by Dr Stephen Muir, April 2019)