Thursday, May 01, 2008

A Musical Israel @ 60

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The Book of Life celebrates Israel's 60th birthday with a musical extravaganza!

> Composer
Yuval Ron talks about the music he created for the Oscar-winning short film West Bank Story

Fran Manushkin discusses her book Come, Let Us Be Joyful: The Story of Hava Nagila

> We learn about the
60 @ 60 concert tour with music promoter Michael Dorf, who tells us about the best in new Israeli pop music, including:



Special thanks to Vaskez for the
techno version of Hava Nagila, to John Zorn for permission to use the track "Nekashim" from the CD The Dreamers, and to Habanot Nechama for permission to use the track "So Far." Our regular background music is provided by The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band.

Books, DVD's and CD's mentioned on the show may be borrowed from the Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel. Browse our online catalog to reserve books, post a review, or just to look around!

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