Enchanted Jewish Culture : The yemenite Jews

A radio program broadcasted on Radio CJRS Montreal hosted by Hélène Engel

La culture juive enchantée - 14 mai 2017, Radio CJRS Montréal (1650 AM)

All along this program Hélène Engel will speak about the origins of Yemenite Jews and their history, illustrated with many sound examples, such as piyutim.
Some of these songs come from the CD : Jewish Yéménite Diwan published by the museum Beth Hatefutsoth in Tel Aviv.



Yemenite Jews are Jews who lived, or whose recent ancestors lived in Yemen, in the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula.



Hélène Engel is a singer, musicologist, author, composer and arranger. She is interested in all aspects of Jewish music, from the collecting of historical sounds to today’s compositions. Based in Montreal, she hosts the radio show " The hidden sides of Jewish Music" on Radio SHALOM Montreal.

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