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One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

by Noga Gur-Arieh

August 24, 2012 | 4:31 pm

After dancing in my cousin’s Bat-Mitzvah until my feet began to sore, I decided that oriental and Middle Eastern music must be given its well-deserved respect.  It’s not really my cup of tea, but oriental music has the ability to make everybody get up and dance without caring. It is an essential component in every wedding and Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Israel, and there’s a perfectly good reason for it. No matter where you are from and what is your musical taste, when oriental music plays in an event- you will dance. There’s simply nothing like it for a boost of happiness.
There are many talented (and less talented) oriental and Middle Eastern singers in Israel, and it would be unfair to include them all in one post. So for this weekend, here is Moshe Perez.

Zikukim (Fireworks)

Ein Kamoch (There’s no one like you)


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My name is Noga Gur-Arieh, and I’m an Israeli Journalist, currently studying for my B.A degree in Media and Political Science, at Tel Aviv University.

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