Tel Aviv, Israel 61321
|Israeli Music Room|
|Historama.com is not just about Israeli history, it's also about Israeli culture - and here we *love* Israeli music. As with many other blue-and-white "products of the land" we are unashamed to say that ours is the best music that exists: literally tens of thousands of recorded songs by (now) thousands of talented singers and musicians - and all this in a Hebrew language which was revived in its modern form just over 100 years ago.
For the benefit of those with an interest in Israel or curiousity about her culture, we upload here on a regular basis songs from Israel (presently in Hebrew, but very soon also in Arabic) together with translations of their lyrics from Hebrew into English, links to video clips and some information about the song or the musician.
Culture is universal language and the interested visitor may be surprised to 'hear' that the style and content of Israeli music is not as foreign and distant as the country's location on a map.
The index of songs (masterlist as well as subject menus) is shown below. Until January 2012 we were able to use an mp3 player (with legal copies of songs) until we were asked to remove it, as it was seen as a "private radio station". We've replace that player with a YouTube playlist which contains most of the original songs: some still don't exist on YouTube, so the numbering on the playlist skips those tracks from our menu below which don't (yet) appear in the playlist. Adding to the 'complications' most YouTube music videos cannot be 'embedded' on 3rd party websites, so the playlist will open in a separate window:
For those looking to "graduate" into deeper waters, we highly recommend the music broadcasts on "Reshet Gimmel" radio (the Hebrew music station of the Voice of Israel; mostly contemporary hits on the weekend - click on the speaker symbol near the top-right corner); an especially good source is the weekend "Shabat Ivri" ("Hebrew Sabbath") program on 103fm (mostly classic and folk hits from the '60s-'70s), which runs from 5pm on Fridays to 9pm Saturdays (Israel time; subtract 7 hours for American "eastern standard time" - click on the microphone symbol for the live broadcast).
|Main Music Genre Menu
(the links below will open category listing and their songs in a separate window; the full index is below)
|CONTEMPORARY HITS||CLASSIC / ROCK||POLITICAL & WARTIME||ANTHEMS|
|YEHORAM GAON||ARIK EINSTEIN||SHALOM HANOCH||MATTI CASPI|
|YEHUDA POLIKER||EHUD BANAI||MASHINA||80'S AND 90'S|
|CONTEMPORARY FEMALE||ARMY (IDF) ENSEMBLES||FOREIGN COVERS||ISRAELI SOUL||CONTEMPORARY RELIGIOUS||CHAVA ALBERSTEIN|
|Menu of Jukebox Songs (the list is sortable by clicking on the column names)|