Rough Guide to the Music of Israel

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Listening to the collection, you have to wonder if Israel's music scene is as moribund as it's portrayed. Many of the best cuts, such as those by the Israeli Andalusian Orchestra or Yair Dalal, owe a huge debt to Arab music, showing how broad Semitic culture is, but not giving a real clue to Israel's own identity. Granted, Israel is a very young country, but its heritage is ancient. And that history helps two of the best tracks, Chava Alberstein's Yiddish "Margaritkalach" and Yasmin Levy's Sehpardic "Locura," which show two of the major strains of the Jewish Diaspora. Also includes tracks by the late Ofra Haza, arguably the biggest international star to emerge from ...
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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Listening to the collection, you have to wonder if Israel's music scene is as moribund as it's portrayed. Many of the best cuts, such as those by the Israeli Andalusian Orchestra or Yair Dalal, owe a huge debt to Arab music, showing how broad Semitic culture is, but not giving a real clue to Israel's own identity. Granted, Israel is a very young country, but its heritage is ancient. And that history helps two of the best tracks, Chava Alberstein's Yiddish "Margaritkalach" and Yasmin Levy's Sehpardic "Locura," which show two of the major strains of the Jewish Diaspora. Also includes tracks by the late Ofra Haza, arguably the biggest international star to emerge from Israel, Zehava Ben, Hadag Nahash, with ahip-hop-lite "Kamti."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/21/2006
  • Label: World Music Network
  • UPC: 605633116823
  • Catalog Number: 331168

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Yesh Li Havera (3:04)
  2. 2 Ode Le-Eli (3:32)
  3. 3 Dezile al Mi Amor (3:09)
  4. 4 Blessings for the New Year - The Idan Raichel Project (3:35)
  5. 5 Abadai - Bustan Abraham (3:26)
  6. 6 Atzlano Kafar Todrah (5:44)
  7. 7 Margaritkalach (5:21)
  8. 8 Rooti (3:06)
  9. 9 Locura (Madness) (5:40)
  10. 10 Sika Rondo (5:40)
  11. 11 Silan (9:24)
  12. 12 Habibi Dyali (7:24)
  13. 13 Melech Amiti (3:29)
  14. 14 Kamti (6:07)
  15. 15 [Untitled Track]
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Lawrence Cedar Mastering
Yossi Fine Arranger
Benny Nagari Arranger
Bustan Abraham Arranger
Yair Dalal Composer
Chava Alberstein Arranger
Amir Milstein Composer
Emil Zrihan Arranger
Maurice el Medioni Composer
Traditional Composer
Kostas Pavlidis Composer
Shlomo Bar Composer
Avi Eilam Amzallag Arranger
Dan "Boxcar" Rosenberg Liner Notes, Sleeve Notes
Idan Raichel Arranger, Composer
Oren Fried Arranger
Yasmin Levy Composer
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