Not just for Eastern ears

The emerging popularity of Mizrahi music in Israel has been a gradual process.

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August 11, 2017 03:26
Eyal Golan

Eyal Golan. (photo credit: PR)

 
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While the likes of Sarit Haddad and Eyal Golan may be regular headliners these days, it wasn’t always this way. Ask the Al-Kuwaiti Brothers, Zohar Argov or any of the Charli Baghdad troupe.

Actually, you wouldn’t be able to speak to many of the above, as all but a handful have passed on to the bandstand in the sky, but they all had to endure marginalization by the Ashkenazi-dominated Israeli establishment and, hence, largely did not get the kudos and public acclaim their artistry so richly deserved.

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