Rabbi Gershom Sizomu Releases new CD, Sing for Joy
Music has long been a motivating force for religion in Africa and has been critical to the survival of the Abayudaya community. After dictator Iddi Amin Dada’s ban on Judaism in the 1970s, Abayudaya community leaders used music to attract people back to Judaism. Inspired by the success of local Christian missionaries, this strategy successfully compelled many youth to return to the almost extinct Abayudaya community. The community has borrowed and adapted to forge a new, distinctly Jewish music.
All proceeds from this CD contribute to the health and well being of the Abayudaya and surrounding multi-faith communities.