Friday, July 23, 2010

Catching up on music links

Here are two links that I spotted too late to post them before the Three Weeks:

Mark Skier's/Psychotoddler's Moshe Skier band plays a new Ayleh Varechev. I haven't quite caught all of the lyrics yet, but most (all?) of them seem to be from Psalm 20 (beginning at verse 8).

Courtesy of West Bank Mama, here's Idan Raichel and his band playing Mimaamakim. I searched the 'Net, but found only the lyrics, not the identity of the psalm from which they're taken. Could someone kindly enlighten me?


Blogger rivkayael said...


I haven't listened to the song but the title brought this to mind:

שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת:
מִמַּעֲמַקִּים קְרָאתִיךָ יְהוָה.
ב אֲדֹנָי, שִׁמְעָה בְקוֹלִי:

Sun Jul 25, 11:32:00 AM 2010  
Blogger rivkayael said...

תִּהְיֶינָה אָזְנֶיךָ, קַשֻּׁבוֹת-- לְקוֹל, תַּחֲנוּנָי.

Sun Jul 25, 11:33:00 AM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

RivkaYael, I've listened to the song a few times. My Hebrew is limited, but I'm not sure that the lyrics are all taken from that psalm, or, possibly, any other--it sounds to me as if Idan may be talking about a woman, since there seem to be, grammatically speaking, a lot of feminine endings.

Sun Jul 25, 05:22:00 PM 2010  
Blogger rivkayael said...

I looked up the lyrics and I don't think the song was derived from tehillim (though the title was probably meant to be evocative).

Sun Jul 25, 06:14:00 PM 2010  
Anonymous Too Old to Jewschool Steve said...

Several of the songs on that album, one of the favorites in my house, are in Amharic. I don't have the CD nearby, but you may want to check that out.

Mon Jul 26, 08:09:00 AM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Hm, sounds like an album that I should acquire.

Mon Jul 26, 10:59:00 AM 2010  

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