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...As an Israeli singer and songwriter whose career spanned over fifty years, Arik Einstein’s music was interconnected with a series of major political and social events in the region. Born in 1913 in Tel Aviv, then within the British Mandate...

Shirei Eretz Israel (Songs of the Land of Israel)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Since the inception of modern Zionism, the idea that a national Hebrew culture can be musically expressed through a new Hebrew ‘folk’ song (a musically performed poem) was a major factor in shaping the soundscape of the Jewish community...

Israel

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 6,750,000 (2003)Israel is located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, in the Middle East. Under the name ‘Israel’ it has been known and recognized since ancient times as the ‘homeland’ of the Jewish people (whose...