Chassidic music (First part)

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Half way between religious and popular music, chassidic tunes are the living expression of joy and spirituality


It is the melody that prevails, often accompanied with short onomatopoeias such as « doy doy doy » or « ya-ba-bam » generally repeated several times. Body movements can, also go with these nigunim (lit. « tunes »).

According to the Baal Shem Tov, it is not exclusively the study of the sacred texts that brings us closer to God, one can also taste the divine essence by singing and dancing

The nigunim are performed in an expressive vocal style. It’s in the kavanah (the intention) that lays the essence of the nigun following the chassidic saying : « Silence is better than speech, but singing is better than silence ».

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  • Ashrenu - Rabbi Shmuel Betsalel ALTHAUS

  • Ato Chonan - Miller BENZION

  • A nigun - Sarah GORBY

  • Higo-Le No - Eli LIPSKER

  • Ochein Ato Moshe HERSON

  • Nigun - Giora FEIDMAN

  • Once there was a Hassid - Divers interpretes

  • Shabbath - Sholom Ber GORODETZKY

  • Nigun Same’Ahch - Rabbi Shmuel Betsalel ALTHAUS

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