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Notes on Bukharan Music in Israel

The article describes field work in Israel during 1971 in the research of Bukarian music. It describes the cultural influences and origins of the Bukharian community. Urban communities were more pluralistic and multicutural and Jewish musicians contributd to them. It appears that in Israel as in the Soviet Union Bukharian music was to a large extent modernized and even lost. The article follows the story of one Bukharian family which arrived in Israel in the 1930s.

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Articles in Books
Year: 
1982

To Have a Culture of Our Own: On Israeliness and its Variants

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Hebrewism, Globalized Israeliness and Mizrakhiut are examined as three major variants of Israeliness that struggle between them over dominance in Israeli field of national culture. By discussing typical styles of literature and popular music associated with each variant, it is demonstrated how each is commited, albeit in a different way, to the belief in the idea of "one nation - one culture" and to the construction of one unique "Israeli culture".

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Articles in Journals
Year: 
2000

Musica Mizrakhit, Israeli Rock and National Culture in Israel

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The purpose of this article is to demonstrate briefly the power of thenationalistic world-view on music-making in Israel as an example of its power almost everywhere. Two major music cultures in Israel - musica mizrakhit and Israeli rock - are examined to show how the exclusion of the one produces motivation and demands for inclusion in the national culture, while the cosmopolitan nature of the other exposes it to pressures to become "national".

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1996

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