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Audio: Ethiopian Jewish Israeli Music for Sigd

Coverage of the holiday of Sigd and what it means for Ethiopian Jewry.
11/7/2010, 9:21 PM

A7 Radio's "Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast" with Ben Bresky
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Ben Bresky attends the Sigd celebration in Jerusalem. Dr. Avraham Neguise of the organzation South Wing to Zion talks about the history of the holiday. Aviv Melese talks about his CD and the music of the masenqo instrument. Shoshana Ben Dor of the North America Conference on Ethiopian Jewry talks about preserving the prayers of the Gez language. Research student Lior Golgher discusses why the heritage of Ethiopian Jewry is really the heritage of all Jewish people. Plus music from Zemene, Liturgies Juives D'Ethiopie, Malca, Idan Raichel, and more. For photo essay with video click here.
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Ben Bresky is a music journalist and recording engineer living in Jerusalem. He hosts The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast interviewing a wide range of Jewish and Israeli musicians from Carlebach to klezmer, from hasidic to trance. For full archives visit
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