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Tzena Tzena

by RebbeSoul

Tzena Tzena is a classic, worldwide hit song from 1941, now recreated in the kwaito, world beat style, featuring singers from different parts of the world, singing in their native languages, from Amharic to Zulu!
Genre: World: World Beat
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Tzena Tzena is an old, Jewish army song from 1941 Palestine, before Israel was created in 1948. It was made famous by artists such as Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Richard Tucker, Chet Atkins, Connie Francis, Arlo Guthrie, The Barry Sisters, The Weavers, Pete Seeger, Chubby Checker, and many others. This is a new, modern version with a nod to world music, specifically kwaito or township music. The singers, from many different countries, contributed their own lyrics in their own native languages from Amharic to Zulu!

Music - Issachar Miron

Lyrics - Yechiel Haggiz

Additional lyrics by Boaz Arzi 
and all the singers in their own languages


Balalaika, Guitar - RebbeSoul

Bass - Wilbur Bascomb

Keyboard and vocal samples - Keith Hutchinson

Piano - Frank Owens

Percussion - Keith Crupi

Vocals (Hebrew) - Shlomit Levi, Roi Levi, Dvir Cohen, RebbeSoul

Vocals (Spanish) - Jaime Granco

Vocals (Amharic) - Zemene Melesse, Mulu
Vocals (soul) - Franke Pharoah


Produced by RebbeSoul
Additional tracking by Dan Gil and Issachar Miron
Mixed by Amit Golan at Supersonic Studios, Jerusalem

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cecilia

Outstanding
Thanks for maintaining our Jewish heritage alive! Outstanding , REBBESOUL, as always!
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Amira

Absolutely love this
This is the catchiest , and coolest, remake of this song EVER. I just wish some of the more global sounds had been included in the demo for people who aren't familiar with you to be able to hear your genius. I want to share this with friends throughout Latin America--you're a genius!
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Daniel Gil

The best version yet!!!
Leave it to RebbeSoul to take a tune that I remember from my childhood, and turn it inside out and round and round into one of the hippest things I've heard recently. African singers, great rhythm and of course awesome guitar tracks are what do the job. The production value is also 2nd to none. This is all around a totally fantastic and unique single, and you will love having it in your collection.
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