The hora in music

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Special Israeli hora

Originally, the hora (also known as “Romanian hora”, “zhok”, “londre”, “volakh” or “krimer”) is a slow dance often practiced in Romania (Moldova, Bessarabia, Bukovina) and in certain areas of Ukraine, by Jews and non-Jews.

It consists of a circle, that can sometimes open up and go forward in a line. The dancers hold hands, take diagonal steps, forward or backward, and making a circle turn, normally clockwise. The participants sing all the lyrics of the song, accompanied by musicians.

The tsimbl, the accordion, the violon, the viola, the double bass, la contrebasse, the saxophone, the trumpet and the panpipes are instruments that are traditionally used for a hora…

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