Hisqil Qassab

Iraqi maqam reciter and Iraqi singer

Hesqil Kassab was one of the most famous Iraqi maqam reciters in the twentieth century. He was the title of pioneer of neoclassical singing in Maqam, and he was almost one of the most prominent Iraqi singers from among the Jews of Iraq.  


The Musical Realization of Biblical cantilation symbols (teamim) in the Jewish Yemenite Tradition

The article deals with the Torah reading of the Yemenites Jews of San'a and examines the structure and function of six teamim melodies used in the prayers (Torah Reading), when learning the Torah and by children in the Heder.

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