Contemporary Israeli Music

Music of Israel: From the Biblical Era to Modern Times

A survey first published in 1949 covering Jewish music from patriarch Abraham to contemporary Israeli composers. Its main aim is to reassert the Jewish presence in the narrative of Western music history. As others of its kind, this book presents a compilation of data devoid of theoretical or critical concerns.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1996

Iraq N’Roll

Directed by Gili Gaon

Film about Israeli musician Dudu Tassa and the music of his grandfather and great-uncle Daud and Salah al-Kuweiti respectively  who were some of the most important musicians in Iraq during the 1930s.

More information on the film can be found at Ruth Diskin Films' Website.

 

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
2011

Black over White

The concert in Addis Ababa is not just another performance by the Idan Raichel Project, but a journey back to the homeland of two of the Project's lead singers, Cabra Casay and Avi Vograss Vesa. The film raises questions about identity and seeks to reawaken the pain of immigration, which is still there even after so many years, rekindling the authenticity and bond to the place that will exist forever in their minds and hearts.

 

Material Type: 
Films
Photo taken from Imdb.com

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