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The Dead Sea Festival and Sephardic song

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 04 December 2004

In the second programme, Moshe meets the queen mother of central bus station music, a singer who's just had her vocal chords removed after suffering cancer.

Plus, a disappearing Iraqi tradition in Tel Aviv, Russian and Algerian roots at the Dead Sea Festival, and a trip to Jerusalem to celebrate Simhat Torah at the Wailing Wall and to hear songs from an ancient Sephardic neighbourhood.

Music and featured items

29 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Tel Aviv’s bus station.

    Moshe Morad starts the programme at Tel Aviv’s old central bus station.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Ahuva Ozeri
      00:02

      Ahuva Ozeri Heichan Ha'hayal

  • Ahuva Ozeri.

    Ahuva Ozeri “the great priestess of oriental music” tells Moshe about her childhood .

  • Music Played

    • Image for Ahuva Ozeri
      00:06

      Ahuva Ozeri Mi Ya'aneni

    • Image for Zohar and Ahuva Ozeri
      00:08

      Zohar and Ahuva Ozeri Zichronot

      BBC Recording on location

  • A musical encounter.

    Moshe hears a musical encounter between two famous oud players and singers

  • Music Played

    • Image for Yair Dalal and Abdu Mata
      00:13

      Yair Dalal and Abdu Mata Miba'ad Le'Arafel Einaich

      BBC Recording on location

  • Traditional oriental instruments

    Old Iraqi Jewish musicians sing and play oriental instruments, such as qanoon and oud,

  • Music Played

    • Image for Yair Dalal and Abdu Mata
      00:17

      Yair Dalal and Abdu Mata Traditional Arab tune

      BBC Recording on location

    • Image for Iraqi musicians
      00:21

      Iraqi musicians Nazam el Gazalli's song

      BBC Recording on location

    • Image for Iraqi musicians
      00:23

      Iraqi musicians Traditional Iraqi Maqam music

      BBC Recording on location

  • Traditional Yiddish lullabies.

    Moshe listens to Romanian-born Monica Vardimon singing two traditional Yiddish lullabies

  • Music Played

    • Image for Monika Vardimon
      00:25

      Monika Vardimon Rizinkis mit Mandelen (Yiddish lullaby)

      BBC Recording on location

    • Image for Monika Vardimon
      00:29

      Monika Vardimon Yankele (Yiddish lullaby)

      BBC Recording on location

  • Moshe at the Dead Sea.

    Moshe at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Amir Ben Ayun
      00:31

      Amir Ben Ayun Improvising (Moshe talking over the music)

      BBC Recording on location

    • Image for Arkadi Duchin
      00:35

      Arkadi Duchin Mi Ohev Otach Yoter Mimeni

      BBC Recording on location

  • Amir Ben- Ayun.

    Listen to Amir Ben- Ayun, from Algerian origin, live at the dead sea festival.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Amir Ben Ayun
      00:37

      Amir Ben Ayun Vocal Mawwal

      BBC Recording on location

    • Image for Amir Ben Ayun
      00:39

      Amir Ben Ayun Kshe'at Atsuva

      BBC Recording on location

    • Image for Amir ben Ayun
      00:42

      Amir ben Ayun Nitsaht iti Hakol

      BBC Recording on location

  • At the wailing wall.

    Moshe Morad and producer James Parkin at the wailing wall joining the Hassidic dancing.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Hassidic Jews
      00:44

      Hassidic Jews Hassidic Jewish chanting at the wailing wall

      BBC Recording on location

    • Image for Yasmin Levy and Kochava Levy
      00:47

      Yasmin Levy and Kochava Levy Nani Nani (Ladino lullaby)

      BBC Recording on location

  • At the house of Kochava Levy.

    At the house of Kochava Levy, the mother of World Music star Yasmin Levy.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Kochava Levy
      00:51

      Kochava Levy Adonai, Shamati Shim'acha (ancient Jewish prayer)

      BBC Recording on location

    • Image for Yasmin Levy, Ishay Amir and Kochava Levy
      00:54

      Yasmin Levy, Ishay Amir and Kochava Levy Avre la Puerta

      BBC Recording on location

    • Image for Idan Raichel
      00:57

      Idan Raichel Im Tehpetsa (voice of Ihya Tsuberi)

      BBC Recording on location

  • Moshe looks back on his trip.

    Moshe summarises the musical trip in Israel.

  • Jerusalem's Western or Wailing Wall

    Jerusalem's Western or Wailing Wall

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