Various Artists

World Music: Israel

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The budget Passport Audio label jumps in with a massive five-disc set of traditional Israeli music. There are no less than 69 cuts here, ranging from beautiful cantor-styled Hasidic spirituals to Yiddish folk music that evolves into the contemporary Israeli style. The final two discs are all sung by celebrated Israeli singer Jan Bart, who moves through the traditional tunes with great emotion, warmth, and humor. This collection is a delight for the price, and although the notes here are somewhat sketchy, what is contained on the discs is mesmerizing and profoundly beautiful. This collection should be of interest to anybody who is interested in world music.

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
4:16
2
3:41
3
4:57
4
3:21
5
1:38
6
2:58
7
5:14
8
4:48
9
3:03
10
2:58
11
3:29

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
1:46
2
2:38
3
3:44
4
3:45
5
2:59
6
2:52
7
2:25
8
3:25
9
2:30
10
1:58
11
2:52
12
3:55

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:35
2
2:00
3
4:59
4
4:27
5
3:48
6
3:41
7
2:47
8
3:54
9
2:17
10
4:01
11
2:57
12
2:29
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