Palestine Expressing Self in Song–binder

“There is the same variety of folk songs among Jews as there is among other nations,” said Professor Abraham W. Binder in his lecture-recital last night on “Jewish Life in Music” delivered at the Bronx Forum, Temple Adath Israel, 1283 Grand Concourse, Bronx.

Declaring that a new folk song expressive of the spirit of the land, its atmosphere and its people is being evolved in present-day Palestine, he said that “the Palestinian folk song is not the creation of professional composers but of simple peasant folks.” The folk song in Palestine is derived from a threefold source, Jewish liturgical songs, Yemenite songs and the song of the Arab, and “is a lyric interpretation of the Jews’ spiritual nature and longing for his home.”

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