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ITEM — lp: AWM LP 8319 Identifier: AWM SC 11800 - 11868

Pizmon [commercial release], 1985


  • 1985

Language of Materials

Materials in the collection are in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

Conditions Governing Access

Because of the sensitive religious and personal nature of the collection content, all requests for access should be forwarded to the Curator, Archive of World Music.


1 collection (Sound recordings: 96 audio cassettes, 6 compact discs and one long-playing vinyl disc; one book; two 3.5-inch floppy diskettes.)

Physical Location

Harvard Depository.

General note

The following recordings were commercially released by the Meadowlark label (distributed by Shanachie) on the LP, Pizmon. The recording features vocal and instrumental performances by members of the Syrian-Jewish community of Brooklyn, NY. These include vocals by Moses and David Tawil, Isaac Cabasso, Hyman Kaire and Joseph Saff; Moses Massry on violin; Louis Massry and Joseph Catton on ┼źd; and Ezra Ashkenazi on darbekka. Recordings were produced with the active cooperation and support of the Sephardic Archives, Brooklyn, N.Y. Liner notes were written by Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Sarah Weiss, and Geoffrey Goldberg.

Repository Details

Part of the Loeb Music Library Repository

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