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VZL 180: Folk Songs of Israel

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Catalogue NumberVZL 180
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801014
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Folk Songs of Israel

The folk songs of Israel are as diverse as its people. Influenced by the music of many European, Asian and African countries, Israel’s music has many flavors.

1) Sherileh (The Song Of The Shears) is a tailor's dance brought from the ghettos of Eastern Europe, enlivened in the land of Israel. It was composed by A'mitai Ne’eman and is performed by the Israeli Folk Dance Orchestra.1:50 - 4:08

2) L'or Chiyuchech (The Brilliance Of Your Smile) is a Yemenite love song. 4:35 - 7:23

3) V'haya K’etz Shatul (As A Tree Planted By The Waters) expresses the idea that the people of Israel will grow as trees grow on what was once barren land. Composed by A'mitai Ne’eman, it is sung by Rachel Hadas accompanied by The Israeli Folk Dance Orchestra. 8:20 - 10:00

4) Tcherkasia is a spirited square dance complete with a caller played by the Israeli Folk Dance Orchestra. The dancing imitates the motions of horse and rider. It was composed by A'mitai Ne’eman. 10:33 - 13:58

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