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Jewish Role in Iraqi Music

| י״ח בשבט ה׳תשע״ז (14/02/2017) | 0 Comments
Jewish Role in Iraqi Music

by Yeheskel Kojaman The Iraqi Jewish community settled in Iraq long before the Arabs occupied the country. Jews mastered the Arabic language quickly, and participated in all fields of life. The leaders of the community were treated with great respect by the Khalifs. This article deals mainly with the role of the Jews in music […]

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Iraq and Roll: The Jewish Sounds of Bollywood

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Iraq and Roll: The Jewish Sounds of Bollywood

 In the 1930s, Mumbai actually supported a Hebrew record label. By naresh fernandes [A version of this piece first appeared in Time Out Mumbai.] The dulcet ring of the oud is impossible to miss on the soundtrack of Yahudi, Bimal Roy’s unlikely Bollywood historical made in 1958 about the persecution of Jews in ancient Rome. […]

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