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VZL 69: Folk Music of Israel

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through the Research Station
Catalogue NumberVZL 69
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801157
Number of Tracks1
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Folk Music Of Israel

Today's program highlights the Jews from Morocco, a group that can trace its roots to Spain before the Inquisition years when they fled to Morocco.

1) An unnamed Moroccan Jew chants the beginning chapters of Genesis. 1:23 - 2:57

2) A Moroccan Jewish overture to a wedding ceremony is played. Authentic Arabic instruments add to the distinct Arabian flavor. 3:29 - 6:15

3) An Arabic romantic song from a play by Moroccan Jews. 6:40 - 12:36

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