Iraq

Hisqil Qassab

Iraqi maqam reciter and Iraqi singer

Hesqil Kassab was one of the most famous Iraqi maqam reciters in the twentieth century. He was the title of pioneer of neoclassical singing in Maqam, and he was almost one of the most prominent Iraqi singers from among the Jews of Iraq.  

1899-1969

Yitzhak Aviezer

Music Director and Producer for Voice of Israel in Arabic, composer, and conductor

Former Music Director and Producer for Voice of Israel in Arabic, composer, and conductor. Immigrated to Israel 1951. Initiated innovative recordings and performances within the Israel Broadcasting Authority framework. 

See his biography in The Scribe.

 

See Yitzhak Aviezer’s YouTube channel for several recordings of his compositions:

1936-

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

One Day the Heart Opens

Documentary. English.
Director, script, editor: Tlalim, Asher
Executive Producer: Jochsberger, Tzipora
Editor: Seroussi, Edwin
Seven groups of different ethnicity - Persian, Indian, Iraqi, Ethiopian, Kurdistani, Georgian and Tajikistani perform. Ehud Banai joins the groups at Tower of David Museum featuring musical instruments of their community - santour, persian dulcimer, oud, Arabic lute, darbukka, sorna.

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1995

Toward Jerusalem

Documentary. English.
Director, script, editor: Tlalim, Asher
Executive Producer: Jochsberger, Tzipora
Editor: Seroussi, Edwin

Seven groups of different ethnicity - Persian, Indian, Iraqi, Ethiopian, Kurdistani, Georgian and Tajikistani perform joined by Ehud Bannai.
Hebrew version

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1995

Neue Aspekte zum strukturellen Zusammenhang zwischen Ta'ame Emet und Hebraisch-Orientalischer Psalmodie

The article reexamines the connection between psalmodic performance and the cantillation style of the book of Job, proverbs and Psalms in the Eastern Sephardic communities of Morrocco, Djerba and Iraq.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1986

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