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VZL 266: Songs of Israel

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Catalogue NumberVZL 266
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801082
Number of Tracks1
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Songs of Israel: Shoshana Damari

Shoshana Damari is truly one of a kind. Her unique appearance and voice is impossible to imitate so that any song she sings is hers and and hers alone. Shoshana was born in Yemen and her family escaped to Israel to avoid persecution. She has been performing professionally since the age of 14.

1) Hora Momteyra (The Song Of The Water Sprinklers), celebrates the bringing of the first water to the sands of the Negev making the land suitable for planting. 2:08 - 3:54

2) Kalaniyot (The Song Of The Wild Red Poppy). 4:34 - 6:44

3) Mul Har Sinai (Facing Mount Sanai). 7:08 - 10:00

4) Cheftizbah is the name of a Yemenite girl who is tough and strong like a desert flower, yet also soft and pretty. 10:33 - 13:47

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1 - Songs of Israel
Composer(s) : N/A