Any respectable course on music in Israel must tackle the topic of musiqah mizrachit (מוסיקה מזרחית), and so will ours. Extensively. For so many reasons: musical encounters, cultural conflicts, minority/mainstream cultural dynamics, “Orientalism,” the Israeli “Black Panthers,” cassette-tapes, bus stations, and more…

For now, enjoy Zohar Argov:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7jROV_XRa8]
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