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What was Serge Gainsbourg’s big “Jewish” hit song? Why did Jazz legend Willie “The Lion” Smith speak so much Yiddish? In the mood for some North African trash-pop? Check out this episode of Shtetl on the Shortwave. It’s a music special juste pour toi!

100 youth came together in Sarajevo to learn and hash out the tough questions at The Muslim Jewish Conference & Matthew Wiviott performs live on Chinese harp from Guzheng Goes POP. And tales of Chassidic rebellion from the author of The Psychosexual Development of the Jewish Heretic.

Who is your favourite Viennese poet? Josef Weinheber perhaps? Find out why a collective of artist-activists dressed up as art restorers and dug up a monument in his honour causing a stir in their Austrian hometown.

Transcarpathian-born Anita Doron is the director of a feature film about teen love set in a Native community in Canada. Riff Cohen is an Israeli, French-speaking, North-African pop star. Leah R.Vineberg performs The Marathon of Accommodation.

Riff Cohen is French/Israeli/Tunisian/Algerian. Her new album has a North-African trashy-pop thing happening. Read Nicolas Roux’s interview with her in Paris and check out her tunes this Friday on Shtetl on the Shortwave.