Various Artists

Yemenite Jewish Diwan

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A diwan is a collection of devotional poetry in Hebrew, Arabic and Aramaic, sung by men only at occasions like weddings, and on the Sabbath. Their subject is the Jewish liturgy. This recording includes various poems, the solos of the Nashid or song of introduction, and various versions of the Shira -- the centerpiece of the Diwan, accompanied by percussion and dance.

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