Archive | israel

RSS feed for this section

Unrelated-Content Thursday: Eurovision Songs that have become part of the Israeli Music Canon

I had always thought that Eurovision was for light-hearted pop candy, along the likes of ABBA. Thus, I was surprised to discover that numerous songs, which I had thought to have been part of the Israel musical vernacular for just about forever are in fact Israeli Eurovision entries. Apparently, songs I learned when I was little and pictured pioneers singing whilst building kibbutzim and draining swamps are in fact much newer. Here they are below, as well as one that hasn’t weathered the test of time as well, but is nonetheless a reasonable Israeli response to the Bee Gees (and was the first Israeli Eurovision win). Know of any further examples? Please add them in the comments.

Hallelujah:

Chai:

Kan:

A-Ba-Ni-Bi: