Monday, June 30, 2008

Welcome to Milim HaMadrich-the producer's corner

I started working with the production team at Joodayoh Arts on the Pioneers for a Cure project last summer. I was excited to be on a mission to learn about the songs of the pioneers, and give them new life while raising consciousness and funds in an effort to give life and hope to the many millions of  cancer patients worldwide, to hasten a cure for cancer in our lifetime.

 I found a treasure chest of information, and unearthed many,many songs- some now classics, some lesser known, and some on the brink of extinction. In the posts to follow I will share with you what I have learned about the songs we chose to record. 

It is truly unprecedented,  the  creation of a nationalistic folk music by design. Like the return to an ancestral homeland after centuries in exile, the cultivation of the Negev desert, and the monumental achievements in science, technology and healthcare, the early music of Israel is worthy of celebration. Enjoy....

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