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  7/8/2013, Av 1, 5773

Composer Nachum Heiman to Help Document Hebrew Songs


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Culture Minister Limor Livnat met on Sunday with Israeli composer Nachum Heiman and offered him to serve as a special adviser for a project aimed at strengthening and documenting classic Hebrew songs.

The meeting with Heiman, who has composed thousands of songs over the years and who received the Israel Prize in Music in 2009, was held following a story which aired on Channel 2 News on Friday and which revealed the 79-year-old Heiman’s difficult economic situation.

The project is a joint initiative of the Legacy Department of the Prime Minister's Office and the Hebrew Songs Department of the Israeli Council for the Arts. Heiman will contribute to the project his extensive experience as an artist and composer who in recent years has also been digitally documenting his songs. Heiman is expected to earn about 50 thousand shekels each year.