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VZL 282: Songs of Israel

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Catalogue NumberVZL 282
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801254
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Songs of Israel

This Vistas of Israel program is about the trials and tribulations of taming the country's Negev Desert and making it productive. There are 5 selections on this recording:

1) Gualim Pasim, (no English title given), is sung by the Dudaim and is about the everyday occurrences of the Negev including caravans, blowing wind, heat, sand, etc. 3:00 - 5:25

2) La'midbar Sayim, Take Us To The Desert, is sung by an unnamed choral group and is about the importance of developing the desert into productive land. 6:00 - 7:07

3) La'midbar, To The Desert, is sung by Geula Gill. 7:22 - 9:26

4) El Ha'Negev, To The Negev, is sung by Hannah Afroni and is about the struggles by Israelis to protect and defend the Negev from invaders. 9:40 - 11:40

5) Hay Daroma, (Unintelligible word) To The Desert, is sung by an unnamed female vocalist. 12:18 - 13:42

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1 - Songs of Israel
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