Hodu: Jewish Rhythms from Baghdad to India, with songs for Shabbat and holidays
“Hodu,” in Hebrew, means both “India” and “Praise God!”—an appropriate double entendre for a community that thrived in the most benevolent of diasporas. This compilation of songs for Shabbat and holidays features a blend of ancient texts, authentic melodies and contemporary rhythms. Hebrew texts and English translations included.
Featuring: Rahel Musleah and Alan Iny, vocals; Maurice Chedid, oud; Amir Chehade, percussion; Michael Hess, violin and kanoun. Arrangements by Marsha Bryan Edelman.