India

Bene Israel [JIMF]

Filmmakers Nathanson and Fernandez spent months living with one family in the Bene Israel community, documenting the family's daily lives and recording the religious and cultural traditions of this unique branch of Judaism. Through stories, songs, family prayer and community ritual, the film introduces the viewer to three generations of Indian Jews.

Material Type: 
Films

One Day the Heart Opens

Documentary. English.
Director, script, editor: Tlalim, Asher
Executive Producer: Jochsberger, Tzipora
Editor: Seroussi, Edwin
Seven groups of different ethnicity - Persian, Indian, Iraqi, Ethiopian, Kurdistani, Georgian and Tajikistani perform. Ehud Banai joins the groups at Tower of David Museum featuring musical instruments of their community - santour, persian dulcimer, oud, Arabic lute, darbukka, sorna.

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1995

Toward Jerusalem

Documentary. English.
Director, script, editor: Tlalim, Asher
Executive Producer: Jochsberger, Tzipora
Editor: Seroussi, Edwin

Seven groups of different ethnicity - Persian, Indian, Iraqi, Ethiopian, Kurdistani, Georgian and Tajikistani perform joined by Ehud Bannai.
Hebrew version

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1995

The Performance Practice of the Rig-Veda: A Musical Expression of Excited Speech

Although there have been much academic research about the Veda cantillation (the performance of a collection of Indian hymns) little had been done to reveal the basic principles which govern the Vedic cantillation. This study summarizes the characteristics of the Rig-Veda cantillation and discusses the implications for more general musical issues. The Rig- Veda hymns represent an extreme case in which the performance style is crucial in determining the style of the cantillation.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1986

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