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Wandering Songs

by Merhavim

Russian-Jewish Theater of Song "Merhavim" from Beer-Sheva (Israel) presents their English language CD "Wandering Songs", having the collection of their best songs that made this group a winner of the "Israel Accent" competition.
Genre: World: Klezmer
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Road to Jerusalem
3:41 $0.99
2. Pacer
3:46 $0.99
3. Wandering Stars
3:13 $0.99
4. Freylekhs (Joy)
3:17 $0.99
5. Lullaby
3:13 $0.99
6. Old Yard
2:54 $0.99
7. Where Are You Now?
3:07 $0.99
8. Raven
3:26 $0.99
9. Don't Lose Heart!
3:06 $0.99
10. Over the earth
3:16 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Wandering Songs

Hamlet said:
The time is out of joint: o cursed spite,
That ever I was born to set it right!

The history of Jewish people is also out of joint, having gap between small nineteenth century shtetls of Eastern Europe and today's State of Israel and New world DiasporaDiaspora. Holocaust and communist tyranny wiped out not only Jewish people but also their culture, language and folklore. Can all this be brought to life again? Miracles happen, sometimes...

When I first heard the songs of Boris Blahman, performed by his group Merhavim, I was totally blown away! How could this young man, born when almost nothing was left from rich and vibrant Jewish culture in his small town
Vitebsk, - know, feel and recreate the tone, spirit and the very soul of people who lived long ago? But he did!

"Wandering Songs" is a cultural bridge from the past to present that also includes a painful breakup with native land and settling in the new historical motherland - Erets Israel. This voyage had already been done by millions of Jews, fleeing from persecution and looking for better life for themselves and their children. Here is probablyMerhavim did it too and that is the secret of deep realism of their art.

I was so charmed by original music, deep and witty lyrics and soulful performance of Boris, together with his beautiful partners - Marina and Elina,
that I decided to find someone who could translate this treasure into English - but it didn't work.

One day I realized, that if I want it - I will have to do it by myself: no translator would have so much love and passion for Merhavim as I do. So - I did.
Merhavim generously embraced it and made it live. Miracle happened - now we can all share the treasure of Wandering Songs together. Enjoy!



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