Armand Sabah

Oud player & Expert in the musical tradition of Morocco and Algeria

Armand Sabah was born in 1952 in Marrakesh, Morocco, and immigrated to Israel with his family when he was 10 years old. His father's family was musical and was related to the famous Moroccan singer and composer, Sami Elmagribi. His father's great love for music was expressed not only in the music that was always heard at home but also in the many discs that he bought at every possible opportunity. Thus, from infancy Sabah absorbed Moroccan’s music different styles.

born 1952

Ofer Ronen

Flamenco guitarist & Oud player, Musician, composer

Ofer Ronen was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and at a young age moved to the northern village Abirim, in the western Galilee. He began playing the guitar at a young age, and later he also began to play the oud. His work includes composing, arranging and performing with a fusion of musics between middle eastern Jewish and Arab musics, flamenco, and sephardic music.

The Undying Flame: Ballads and Songs of the Holocaust


Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Piano arrangements and guitar chords for 110 Holocaust-era songs in sixteen languages, with singable English translations. Includes introductory notes for each piece as well as a CD with fifteen songs performed by the editor.

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Mir trogn a gezang! Favorite Songs of Our Generation with Yiddish texts and music, parallel transliterations, historical background, synopses, guitar chords

Introduction by Theodore Bikel, illustrations by Cecelia G. Waletsky.
Yiddish title: מיר טראגן א געזאנג

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Alexander Tansman

Polish composer

Born in Lodz, Poland, studied music in his hometown and in Warsaw. Moved to Paris in 1921, spent WWII (1941-1946) in the US, but returned to Paris in 1946. Tansman incorporated Jewish elements into his works and was influenced by the neo-classical style.

Sources: Abravanel, Claude, and Yulia Kreinin. "Tansman, Alexander." Encyclopaedia Judaica.

Picture from Polish Music Center