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Yemenite Songs
Ofra Haza
Yemenite Songs
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Folk, World Music, Pop
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1

Gold edition reissue of the late world music superstar's 1984 album packaged in a digipak. World. 2004.


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All Artists: Ofra Haza
Title: Yemenite Songs
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Globe Style
Release Date: 12/27/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: World Dance, Jewish & Yiddish, Middle East, Israel, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 029667300629


Album Description
Gold edition reissue of the late world music superstar's 1984 album packaged in a digipak. World. 2004.

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Elizabeth M. from ORADELL, NJ
Reviewed on 6/4/2010...
beautiful songs in Yemeni will transport you to another place
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jeannette J. (tsarien) from SAN JUAN, PR
Reviewed on 9/25/2009...
These are too beautiful to describe; they bring back the heart of Yemen and the way family bonds together thru song.

CD Reviews

When An Angel Dwelt Amongst Us
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 01/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ofra Haza the late Israeli pop-diva had the purest voice I've ever heard. In 'Yemenite Songs' she returns to her roots and sings 8 traditional pieces. No matter what the genre of music she performs there's no mistaking that angelic voice. If you're into traditional ethnic music this is definitely an essential to your collection.

Charming textures
Pieter | Johannesburg | 07/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This wonderful album features traditional and modern instruments with songs based on the 16th century poetry of Shalom Shabazi. The opening number Im Nin'alu is a catchy mid tempo ballad which was also recorded by Laura Wetzler on the album Kabbalah Music: Songs of the Jewish Mystics.

Next up is the buoyant Yachilvi Veyachali, a more uptempo track with an complex, impressive arrangement. On the song A'salk, a great interplay of mostly percussion and vocals, the range and beauty of Ofra's voice come to the fore.

The medley of Tzur Menati, Se'i Yona and Sapri Tama has a catchy twirling melody and Galbi is another tuneful song with a compelling rhythmic structure. Ode Le'eli is a slow ballad with repeating patterns while Lefelach Harimon is my favorite with its sweeping melody line and hypnotic percussive textures.

Yemenite Songs is a pioneering album that successfully integrated traditional Middle Eastern songs with modern arrangements and pop appeal back in the middle 1980s. There is a moving spiritual undertone to many of the songs and Haza's voice is warm and engaging. If you like World Beat or the music of bands like Transglobal Underground, you will love this album.