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Diwan Project – Diwan Halev

April 26, 2009

As is written on According to the Jewish tradition of the Middle Ages in Spain, it was common for Jews to meet outside the synagogue or house of study. Following holy prayer or study, they would create culture in the space between sacred and secular time. They would integrate spiritual search, their yearning for the “Shechina” (the divine presence) and for the return to Zion. These encounters in Spain, Egypt, Morocco and Yemen were called “Diwan”. The rich culture of “Diwan”, composed of song and “Piyut” (poetry and sacred prose) is a heritage that influences the soul, the creativity and the song of the people of Israel until this day.  Diwan Project is an ensemble that performs traditional music and song in a free contemporary Israeli style, using original instruments from the Jewish Diaspora

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