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.
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.
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.
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.