The Yemenite Jews - Jewish-Yemenite Diwan

The Jews immigrated to Yemen in the 6th century BC and their community remained isolated for a very long time. That is why theirs is no doubt the most ancient and purest of all the Jewish tra­ditions.

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Their repertoire (Diwan) is the sum of their devotional poems, which are sung and intoned outside the synagogue in their own homes.

Recorded in 1977 – 1978
Text by Noémi and Avner BAHAT

TRACKS

 

1. Shadai emor na daile-galuteinu

(Lord, put an end to our exile)

2:30

2. Tsur menati

3:42

3. Ayumati te’oreer ha-yesheinim

(My beloved will awaken the sleepers)

4:01

4. a. Yashqef elohim mi-me’on qodsho

(The Lord will watch from his holy habitation)

b. Yom ezkera het’i

    (The day I shall recall my sin)

    c. Hallel

8:00

5. Sar ha-menumech

(Appointed prince)

2:10

6. Ahuv yevarech ha-hatan

(The beloved will bless the groom)

1:33

7. Ahuv mei-har ha-mor natan li morasha

2:51

8. Adon hakol mehayyeh kol neshamah

(Lord of all, reviveth our souls)

4:32

9. Adon hakol mehayyen kol neshamah

4:03

10. a. Yeda’atani be-terem titsreini

     b. ‘Ayin ve-lev yahad merivi

     c. Hallel

9:13

11. Ayyahu al-husn el-musamma
(Oh, you, named citadel)

5:33


Total duration:


48:04

AUVIDIS/UNESCO
D8024 (Reissue)
Anthology of Traditional Music

Keywords Traditional Music Yemen Jews Diwan

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