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‘Dice la nuestra novia’ (Says Our Bride)

Music and Poetry in the Wedding Songs of the Moroccan Sephardim

Susana Weich-Shahak


This article presents a selection of Moroccan Sephardi wedding songs based on authentic recordings from the author's own field work and representing the various Jewish communities in northern Morocco. Among the musico-poetic songs of the Moroccan Sephardim, the wedding songs are, certainly, the richest repertoire, with special songs that fulfil a definite function in each of the stages of the Sephardic wedding. This repertoire is performed by women, more often than not in group singing, with men joining in the repeated refrain. The author analyses examples of these wedding songs considering the themes and structures of their texts, the different ways in which the stanzas are organized, especially the serial and the accumulative structures.

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A Visitor's Guide to Shamans and Shamanism

The Kunstkamera's Russian and Asian Ethnographic Collections in the Late Imperial Era

Marisa Karyl Franz

items as domestic goods, including tools, clothing, and utensils; artistic and craft materials, such as musical instruments, woven textiles, and carvings; and, often, religious objects. The latter found within the Russian ethnographic collections belong

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Shani Tzoref

that the Levites accompanied them with harps, lyres, cymbals, and musical instruments without number – on the fifteen steps that go down from the court of Israel to the court of the women, corresponding to the fifteen Songs of Ascent in the

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Evelyn Adunka

, but did not remove the prayers for Zion and did not use a musical instrument. He translated the prayer book and created the Wiener Ritus or Wiener Minhag, which became a model for many European synagogues and prevented the split of the community

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Voices that Matter?

Methods for Historians Attending to the Voices of the Past

Josephine Hoegaerts

describe vocal sounds. In nineteenth-century France, this included a number of comparisons likening the human voice to musical instruments, in order to understand it better. Early-nineteenth-century medical treatises on the voice would often also include a

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Alejandro Miranda

attend a concert, or diffusing information about a musical performance. The trade, transportation, and manipulation of musical instruments; the flow of ideas, knowledge, and meanings; and the circulation of recognizable musical practices are not ends in

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Gargi Gangopadhyay

periodicals of the turn of the century advertised a variety of children’s products such as toys, musical instruments, 54 sporting goods, and cosmetics. Full-page advertisements of Delkhosh essence or Kuntalin hair oil were common in Mukul, Sandesh , and

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Wind of Change

Separating Heads and Bodies in Eastern Europe

Tanel Rander

to speak English – all humans can whistle! So the balalaika people were whistling this catchy melody, while guys with guitars were delivering the message that anyone could hardly understand. The balalaika is known as a Russian musical instrument

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‘All the world's a [post-apocalyptic] stage’

The Future of Shakespeare in Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven

Charles Conaway

. Here in the present, we play musical instruments in refugee camps. We put on plays in war zones. Immediately following the Second World War, there was a fashion show in Paris. But there's something about art, I think, that can remind us of our humanity

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Publications, Films and Conferences

Roxanne Varzi, Fadi A. Bardawil, Soheila Shahshahani, and Konstantina Isidoros

Documentary Aljazeera Network, 2016 Mâziyâr Zimbol of Baluchestân is an excellent film which introduces various musical instruments of Balučestân while showing us different areas of this vast province in south-eastern Iran. We hear about Pakistan repeatedly