The Oriental festival

A radio program of the European Institute of Jewish Music hosted by Avner Azoulay

LE FESTIVAL ORIENTAL – MARCH 23, 2020, RADIO J (94.8), 15h35 and 16H05
Broadcasts 84 and 85
Broadcasted every Monday on Radio J (94.8 FM), « The Oriental festival » is a radio program from the European Institute of Jewish Music entirely dedicated to Oriental Music.

avner_azoulay.jpgAvner Azoulay is a radio host and producer on FM since 2002. Trained to Eastern music by his father Maurice Azoulay, radio host of the show ” La fête orientale ” on Judaïques FM, Avner Azoulay works since March 2018 at the European Institute of Jewish Music. As part of a partnership with Radio J, he hosts in February 2019 the show « The Oriental festival » created by Maurice Elfassi on Radio J.

Titles of the songs broadcasted

1st broadcast (3:35 p.m.):

  • David Hababou – Adon Olam (traditional piyut from the morning prayer)
  • Abdel Halim Hafez – Bahlam Bik (Egyptian folklore)
  • El Kahlaoui Tounsi – Taalilat Bar Mitsva (Tunisian classic)
  • Emile Zrihen – Mahani Zine (Moroccan classic)
  • Sarit Hadad – Do You Love Me (Israeli variety)

2nd broadcast (4:05 p.m.):

  • Albert Uzan – Shoshanat’ Hamaakim (traditional Yemenite piyut)
  • Farid El Atrache – Hebeena, Hebeena (Egyptian classic)
  • Salim Halali – Ya Kalbi Khali Lhal (Moroccan classic)
  • Mike Karoutchi – Tixbilla (Moroccan folklore)
  • Avihou Medina et Eyal Golan – Medley tribute to Zohar Argov

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