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VZL 369: Music of Israel - Challenge of the Desert

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Catalogue NumberVZL 369
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801313
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Music of Israel/Challenge of the Desert

One of the many Israeli achievements has been the conquering of the Negev desert and its change to from fields of sand to an area of farming fertility and settlements. There are 5 selections, none of which have the performers identified, on this Vistas of Israel program:

1) Orcha Ba`Mi dbar, Caravan In The Desert, is sung by an unnamed female singer. 2:36-4:51

2) Eten Ba`MIdbar, I Will Give In The Desert, is from the Book of Isaiah where it is promised to the Jews that the desert will be made to bloom. It is sung by an unnamed male and female duo. 5:15-7:05

3) At Adama, You The Soil, is a song about the sadness of the farmer who is the pioneer of changing the desert by the hard work in which he involved to succeed against terrific odds. 7:41-9:16

4) La Midbar, To The Desert. 9:40-11:45

5) Sedeh sheli, My Field, is a song about the devotion and love for the land held by the Israeli working his desert piece of land. 12:20-11:46

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1 - Music of Israel - Challenge of the Desert
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