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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1770 on: January 08, 2020, 06:24:19 PM »
i caved and bought it.  no regrets. although the first those were the days was better
I dont spend anytime in my car..I have no way of listening to a CD. Im not about to sit by a computer and download it to my phone either :)

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1771 on: January 08, 2020, 08:26:26 PM »

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1772 on: January 14, 2020, 04:15:54 AM »
Quote from: Shoshana Friedman (Mishpacha)
From "This Isn't the Music of 2010":
Sweet little cheder boys are warbling what you might call “Israeli taxi driver music[.]”
...
But it’s the first kind — the taxi driver music — that fascinates me, not just because of what it says about music but because of what it says about all of us. These songs will often have Middle Eastern touches — an oud or dulcimer in the background, a maqam-influenced trill — but I don’t think those nods to Mizrahi sound are really so earth-shattering. [...]
This music quivers with unabashed spirituality, but it’s a spirituality not necessarily connected to pesukim or learning or being yeshivish. It has a certain gravel and grit to it — in the voice, in the lyrics, in the vulnerability. It reminds us of taxi driver culture because it carries the vibe of those people who are believers even if they don’t quite keep everything; the people who talk to Hashem in a traffic jam[.]
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This music taps that dynamic. It sings: I am a seeker, I crave connection, I beseech my Maker and let him into the crevices of my soul — even though my world, my life, my decisions and my day-to-day behavior are a lot looser than His laws.

Who makes the music she's talking about?
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1773 on: January 14, 2020, 08:11:56 AM »
Who makes the music she's talking about?
Not sure but sounds like for most people listening to the music it would be moving them in the wrong direction.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1774 on: January 14, 2020, 08:45:50 AM »
Who makes the music she's talking about?

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1775 on: January 14, 2020, 01:26:08 PM »
Are there singers that  use non jewish composers?  Is it widespread

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1776 on: January 14, 2020, 01:57:55 PM »
Are there singers that use non jewish composers? Is it widespread?

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1777 on: January 14, 2020, 02:30:41 PM »
Not sure but sounds like for most people listening to the music it would be moving them in the wrong direction.

You won't like this, then:
Quote from: Shoshana Friedman (Mishpacha)
And the heimish among our singers are all scrambling to find their own versions of this gritty, vulnerable, raw music.

What do you think of this:

Quote from: Shoshana Friedman (Mishpacha)
...call “Israeli taxi driver music” and campers are clapping and bopping to kosher riffs on department store tunes.
[...]
The latter genre includes lots of sunny skies and new days. It’s light, it’s fun, it usually sticks to major keys and steers clear of drama.
It’s not “Od Yishama” or “Avraham Yagel” or even “Lo Yisa Goy.” It’s breezy and slick and more universal, more open.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1778 on: January 14, 2020, 02:37:50 PM »
These are things:
http://djsa.dartmouth.edu/
https://rsa.fau.edu/judaic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Contemporary_Jewish_religious_music

(http://bennysmusic.com/ )
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1779 on: January 14, 2020, 02:39:36 PM »
Not sure but sounds like for most people listening to the music it would be moving them in the wrong direction.
I dunno that pop music should be taking anyone on a path, but if it does, I'd rather be on Ishay's road than someone who just sings 5 words from a posuk over and over for 4 minutes.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1780 on: January 14, 2020, 02:54:31 PM »
I dunno that pop music should be taking anyone on a path, but if it does, I'd rather be on Ishay's road than someone who just sings 5 words from a posuk over and over for 4 minutes.
I am unfamiliar with his music but the emotions she describes it as evoking do not seem conducive to growth for most of the consumers of Jewish music. Sounds like more of a step down than up.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1781 on: January 14, 2020, 03:17:58 PM »
I am unfamiliar with his music but the emotions she describes it as evoking do not seem conducive to growth for most of the consumers of Jewish music. Sounds like more of a step down than up.

I'll give you one sample:
https://youtu.be/ECy3CMxShIQ

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As for the quoted piece, I didn't read the whole thing so I don't have the full context, but I don't think saying his music is "not connected to pesukim or learning or being yeshivish" is being read correctly. His music is very much grounded in Torah. I don't think the writer is implying that the music is about empty spirituality without keeping mitzvos. It's about the real heartfelt drive to connect with Hashem that transcends behavior or frumkeit based on social norms or "culture", and applies both to people who are frum and not frum yet - which is unique.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1782 on: January 14, 2020, 03:31:11 PM »
I'll give you one sample:
https://youtu.be/ECy3CMxShIQ

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As for the quoted piece, I didn't read the whole thing so I don't have the full context, but I don't think saying his music is "not connected to pesukim or learning or being yeshivish" is being read correctly. His music is very much grounded in Torah. I don't think the writer is implying that the music is about empty spirituality without keeping mitzvos. It's about the real heartfelt drive to connect with Hashem that transcends behavior or frumkeit based on social norms or "culture", and applies both to people who are frum and not frum yet - which is unique.
No music for me until right before Rosh Hashana.

I took it more from it expressing the feeling of someone who doesn't quite keep everything.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1783 on: January 15, 2020, 10:06:51 AM »
I'll give you one sample:
https://youtu.be/ECy3CMxShIQ

The man is a treasure.

As for the quoted piece, I didn't read the whole thing so I don't have the full context, but I don't think saying his music is "not connected to pesukim or learning or being yeshivish" is being read correctly. His music is very much grounded in Torah. I don't think the writer is implying that the music is about empty spirituality without keeping mitzvos. It's about the real heartfelt drive to connect with Hashem that transcends behavior or frumkeit based on social norms or "culture", and applies both to people who are frum and not frum yet - which is unique.
For the record, not being connected to pesukim is a maala not a chisaron. At least Shir Hashirim won't put on sack cloth.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1784 on: January 16, 2020, 02:27:59 AM »
What language (if any) is "Su Sulanga" in?
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