Born to a mother of Moroccan Sephardi heritage and a father of Persian ancestry, Jerusalem born singer, songwriter Mor Karbasi's music draws from exotic worldly sounds. Mor Karbasi burst onto the global music scene in 2008 with the release of her first album, and has continued to capture audiences internationally with her exceptional talent, stunning voice and her impressive stage presence. Mor’s first album ‘Beauty and the Sea’ (produced by Grammy award-winning producer Matt Howe and by multi-instrumentalist Joe Taylor) received rave reviews: she was immediately ranked alongside such globally renowned singers as Mariza and Estrella Morente – a splendid comparison, but one that does not describe her unique style of singing and compositions that breath new life into ancient languages: Spanish, Hebrew, Ladino and Moroccan Arabic. Mor has been performing worldwide, (Poland, UK, Spain, USA, Holland, Germany...), Recording and collaborating with the most exciting global artists today.
An original composition, this song describes both the beauty and the pain or carrying Judaism. Jews have been hunted and punished for their faith wherever they went to, and this song describes this commitment that passes from mother to daughter in a sensitive way. lyrics written by my mother :Shoshana Karbasi sung in Ladino-Sephardic. (dialect of Jewish Spanish). In loving memory of the once glorious Jewish sephardic community of Thessaloniki (Greece) that was sent to concentration camps during the holocaust never to return.MORE LESS
it is a Yemenite wedding sung that was sung to the much too young bride before her marriage. it is a painful dialogue between the young bride and her father, then between her and her mother. In her sadness of leaving her safe parents home to an unknown destiny to go to her future husbands home, she asks her mother for protection, and her father to please not listen to her at this hour of mercy and not give her away to a stranger. 'oh father? how could you give your daughter away? at the very same time that you bless me for good night'. I tried to give that bride (of many in many counties) a clear voice. as they voice was very often muted and ignored. the arrangement is more western classical and that is to emphasise the idea and the heavy feeling.MORE LESS
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