Songs of Jewish Women in the Historical Communities of Northwest Libya and Southern Morocco

Marks, Essica (Articol)

“The article describes women’s musical cultures of two Jewish communities in North Africa. The research presented here is based on fieldwork that had been conducted in 1993 in several Jewish communities of Libyan- North-Sahara (Yifren area) settled in Israel, and in 1998 in communities of the South Morocco area that were settled in Israel during the 1950s. The author was a member of the ethnomusicological team sent by Bar Ilan University to study the music of these two communities. These fieldworks are the only source and evidence to the unique ancient repertoire of songs of women in these two past Jewish communities.”

Cuvinte cheie: Jewish heritage, Jewish music, Libya, Morocco, North-Sahara, Song, and Yifren

Revista de etnografie și folclor / Journal of Ethnography and Folklore

2013, nr. 1-2