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December 27, 2006

When we were kids

Wilensky The Great Songs of Moshe Wilensky: Wilensky (1910 - 1997) was one of the most influential composers of the new Israeli Song. He wrote his melodies to the lyrics of prominent Hebrew poets such as Natan Alterman, Tirza Atar and more. The famous singer Shoshona Dammari, as well as Chava Alberstein, and others, performed his greatest hits.

The site includes musical notes, sound, video clips, pictures and scores of 14 songs (on the right sidebar). Here is a typical, evocative song (In 4 versions on the left side - try No. 4 sung by Yehoram Gaon, first):

When we were just kids,
We played on the dunes of the great sea
We lost an aluminum bucket in the sand
And with it we lost a tear of childhood…

Nothing is left now…

And then when we were teens,
We walked on the sand with girls in curls
We dropped a flower on the sands
And with it we lost a tear of puberty…

Nothing is left now…

(etc.)

Also, Religious popular music from Upper Egypt. (Found on Metafilter)

(No time to blog more tonight. Sorry.)

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Posted by: hemaworstje at Dec 29, 2006 5:46:26 PM