Mizrachi Music

Mizrachi Music

Join Chloé Valdary in her many personas as she takes us through the fascinating story of Mizrahi music in Israel. When Mizrahi Jews first flooded to Israel in the 1950s, their culture was often suppressed in favor of the more dominant Ashkenazi culture that pervaded the young country. In the 1970s and 1980s, Mizrahi music finally made it into the Israeli mainstream with the help of homemade cassettes and stars like Zohar Argov. Since then, Mizrahi music has been extremely popular in Israel, helping to develop a remarkably diverse music scene and has even had political influence in the country.

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