So We Dance, Israeli Folk Dance

Box set of three 78 rpm discs published in New-York in the 1950’s

This box set makes us feel again the warm atmosphear of the Israeli pioneers...

Published in the 1950’s in New-York by Reena Records Corporation, this box set of three 78 rpm discs is a pleasure for the ears, but also for the body who wants to jump and dance, as one of the song suggests with its title Hach Baregel.

The three 78 rpm discs gather 8 songs, which several became standards. Some song texts, such as Al Tiruni, or El Ginat Egoz are inspired from the Bible, in particular from the Song of Songs, and speak of love in the vineyards and flowery gardens.

The singer in these discs Ahuva Tsadok is born in 1928 in Tel-Aviv from Yemenite parents. She is accompanied at the piano by the composer and arranger Nachum Nardi, born in 1901 in Kiev. Let us mention that Nardi accompanied also the Yemenite singer Brakha Tzefira in her beginnings. Nachum Nardi also founded a girls choir in which Ahuva Tsadok sang in solo. Later she will become his partner on stage, and as a couple.
In the present box set, Ahuva Tsadok is also accompanied by other instruments whose names are unfortunately not mentioned.



This magnificent box set also included instructions on the various dance steps, written by Avraham Elber. Unfortunately, this document no longer was present in the box set when it was given tu us.
Nevertheless, and thanks to our digitising equipment, it is now possible to fully appreciate this pioneer’s music.

Enjoy!

Read Nachum Nardi’s biography

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  • El ginat egoz

  • Al tiruni

  • Bo Dodi

  • Hach baregel

  • Ana halach dodech

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