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The journey of Jewish Arab singers

From Eva Broman, on the Jewish-Music list:

Riches to rags to virtual riches: The journey of Jewish Arab singers, November 23, 2013

Some of the most revered musicians from the Arab world moved to Israel in the 1950s and 60s, where they became manual laborers and their art was lost within a generation. Now, with the advent of YouTube, their masterpieces are getting a new lease on life and new generations of Arab youth have come to appreciate their genius. Part one of a musical journey beginning in Israel's Mizrahi neighborhoods of the 1950s and leading up to the Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf.