Israel is one of the most diverse places on the planet, with more than a hundred different nationalities living within its borders. Entirely unique and forged in conflict, Israeli music reflects the diversity of its people and combines European influences, including Sephardic, Russian and Yiddish folk songs, with Arabic and Palestinian folk music and the energetic rhythms of Yemen and North Africa. Featuring many of the nation's musical giants such as Ofra Haza and Chava Alberstein, The Rough Guide To The Music Of Israel presents a snapshot of a fascinating and continually evolving musical culture.
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