The hora in music

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


The cymbalum, 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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  • Hora medura - Israeli Folk Dances

  • Hora aviva - Kol Aviv

  • Hora Neurim - Sharona Aron

  • Hora chadera (EXTRAIT) - Mišpacha. Ensemble et chorale

  • Hora - Genia Feierman

  • Usheavtem Mayin - Les Chanteurs de Sion

  • Ay Ay Hora (EXTRAIT) - The Barry Sisters

  • Hora Nuba - Aliza Azikri

  • Hora agadati - Nirkoda

  • La Hora des Hassydim - Les Kibboutzniks

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