The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, which begins on Thursday, unites international and local talent for more than two weeks of music programming at venues around Atlanta.
For the organizers behind the festival, now in its eighth year, “Jewish music” can range from hip-hop to jazz to world music.
“We define Jewish music as a form of artistic expression by a self-identifying Jew. So we put the onus on the artist,” said AJMF director Russell Gottschalk. “We think that if you are a good artist and authentic musician, you’ll create music that reflects your personal narrative.”