Shir Hodu - Jewish Songs from Bombay of the ’30s

In Hebrew, Shir Hodu means Songs from India. It also means Songs of Praise. This anthology, the second one from the collection Jewish singers from the East, features for the first time on a CD the most famous Indian singers from Bombay, in a historical performance of the 1930’s.

The songs of this compilation are almost all sung in Hebrew, originating from the musical traditions of the Bene Israel jews (historical Jewish community from India), jews from Iraq and from Persia settled in India, and also from Cochin - which constitute the Jewish groups present in Bombay in the 1930’s.

As usual as in each production from Renair Records, by Julian Futter and Michael Aylward, a very informative booklet comes with very rare recordings, of which the stories are traced down, with explanations on each song and biographies of the performers.

This CD is distributed by Honest Jon’s

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  • 5-Yaroom venisa

  • 6-Hatikvah

  • 7-Hai Hai El Hai

  • 10-Adonai Becol Shophar

  • 11-Yodukha Raayonai (sur l’air de Terk in America)

  • 12-Yom Hashabat

  • 14-Deror Iqra

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